Abdul Razak Baginda, the former prime suspect in the Altantuya Shaariibuu case, has ticked off journalists for not doing their homework and being ignorant about his whereabouts.
Razak, who was at a public forum in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, had been asked by reporters how long he had been back in Malaysia, as there had been speculation that he had moved to the United States.
“Yeah I live in Malaysia, all right. I spend more time in Malaysia than abroad. But you see, you guys don’t do your homework. I’m always in Malaysia,” Malaysiakini reported him as saying.
Razak was acquitted by the High Court in 2008 of abetting in the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, a Mongolian woman, who was shot and her body blown up with explosives in a forest near Shah Alam in 2006.
He was then a defence analyst who wrote speeches for Najib Razak, who was defence minister at the time. Razak was also a middleman in the government’s purchase of two French submarines in 2002.
After his acquittal, he went to Oxford University to conduct research on Islam and give lectures about political Islam and the radicalisation of young Muslims.
Two police VIP bodyguards, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar, have been sentenced to death by the High Court for the Altantuya murder. Sirul fled to Australia where he is attempting to seek asylum.
Source : FMT Reporters Online