Yup. This morning at the Shah Alam High Court, political analyst Razak Baginda walks out a free man after being acquitted of the charge of abetting in the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaaribuu.
Kpl Sirul Azhar and Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, the two principal accused in the brutal murder that has rocked the nation for the past two years, have been told to enter defence.
Full court report here.
Thank You Elviza, for the heads up.
Now, although Razak was actually crying buckets after the judge’s ruling, I’m willing to bet that he will shut up after this. The prize? His freedom and his life. Enough motivation for any man to zip his lips.
I still maintain what I said in The Invisible Man back in June. Razak did not have the clout to order those two police commandos to kill. They would not have taken orders from him.
But now that these two have to take the stand and defend themselves, can we Malaysians expect to finally hear or see the Invisible Man? I don’t know. This is a high stakes game and the proximity of the case to the Deputy Prime Minister is enough to make anyone break out in cold sweat.
This is also a case that has a lot to do, I feel, with RPK being in Kamunting. The great Malaysian soap opera has just passed the cliffhanger episode. The coming season promises to be far more interesting, with two lives hanging in the balance and the folks who supposedly ordered the kill, nearer to getting away with the C4 Murder.