Musa of no relevance to case, says defence in Altantuya appeal

(TMI) – There is no evidence to link Datuk Seri Najib Razak was involved in the Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder.

DPP Datuk Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah defended Najib, saying that although Razak Baginda Abdullah was his political analyst, and senior officer DSP Musa Safri was his aide-de-camp, there were no implications against Najib.

“Just because Razak happened to know Najib and Musa was his ADC, you cannot make any implications on the then DPM,” he said in submitting in the appeal of two former Special Action Unit members, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar. The two were convicted of murdering the Mongolian woman and destroying her body with explosives.

“This is not an imaginary court.”

He said that the prosecution could not be faulted for failing to call Musa as a witness because he was of no relevance to the trial.

Yesterday, the defence contended that the failure of the prosecution to call Musa is enough cause to call for a mistrial, as Musa was the only one who could explain the more than 30 phone transactions sent from Razak’s handphone.

Today, Tun Abdul Majid said a witness from cyber security had testified on the extraction of the phone transactions as there was nothing to hide.

“In fact, Azilah, in his sworn testimony, said he did not receive any specific instructions on how to help Razak (as Altantuya, was harassing his family),” he said.

“Musa was also not in the meeting between Azilah and Razak Baginda, so what transpired then, he would not know.”

Razak Baginda was initially also charged with the Altantuya’s murder, but was later acquitted without his defence called.

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