..is almost complete.
Look at this picture. (borrowed without permission from The Star)
The High Court today sentenced the two Special Ops cops from Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) to hang for the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shariibuu,The Star reports.
Does it surprise you? No? Same here. But this is a case that has shaken the nation. Even as the two cops are sentenced, there are many burning questions that remain unanswered.
Azilah who started his testimony on Jan 15 stated that he had no motive to kill or destroy the woman and instead he only met Altantuya to advise her politely not to harass Abdul Razak or create a ruckus outside the latter’s home.
Azilah also told the court that he was ordered by a superior, DSP Musa Safri to help Abdul Razak and thus he would not have done something stupid like killing and what more when he was a policeman.
While defending himself Sirul Azhar broke down a few times and related to the court that he has been made the ‘sacrificial lamb’ in the murder. – The Star.
So, the prosecution used both the guys testimony to tie a noose long enough to hang them both. But what was the motive? This is not serial killing.
Certainly not a crime of passion. Because Altantuya’s entry records and the two cops’ travel records would help to preclude that they even knew the victim. Entry records erased, you say? Oops…but that’s another story.
I reiterate, why is the most obvious question not answered? Motive?
You can narrow it down to two things.
1) Following a direct order from a superior.
Where is the money? I’ve said this again and again. These two convicted killers probably was approached for a reason, and the reason was not their typing skills, that’s for sure.
The chain that’s supposed to link Azilah/Sirul to Altantuya has another link. Without this link, the whole case is questionable. Yet, in Malaysia it happens. Kudos to Bolehland.
What about the private investigator Bala who made two Satutory Declarations that contradicted each other, and then disappeared? The judge didn’t think there was anything here?
Another thing, you guys think these two cops are really gonna hang for their crimes? I’m skeptical.Why?
1) In Malaysia we don’t have public hangings, so we can’t witness it happen.
2) Does anyone know how these fellas looked like? Since they were arrested until today, they have turned up with their faces covered.
How’s this story. They are properly sentenced and all today. They await the hangman. Justice is seen to be done. Then months down the line, they are spirited from the prison, given new IDs and packed to some foreign soil, with some money for their trouble.
Come hanging day, they will just announce that so and so were hanged for their crime. They bodies buried in such and such place. Whose bodies? Your guess is as good as mine.
Too much spy novels, you say. You forget that art imitates life actually.
After all, a Mongolian national being shot twice by cops and then blown up with C4, a military grade explosive does sound like a something straight out of a spy thriller, don’t you think?
So, pardon my 10 cent-conspiracy-theory. That’s what most cynical, jaded, lie-weary Malaysians are thinking these days.
And why not? This is a country where the custodians of law, public order, governance, justice and freedom can be summed up as “Harapkan Pagar, Pagar Makan Padi”.
Our cops are bent, trigger happy murderers.
Our prosecutors are mostly evil puppets of the Attorney General, who in turn has been shown to be both inept and a puppet himself.
Our judges have mostly been castrated or they too are bent. The few who are principled, their days are numbered under One Malaysia, believe me.
Our media has been gagged too long that, their collective balls shrank and that fine thing called investigative reporting has died.
Our laws are meant to suppress the people.
And our only hope is through the ballot.
If we don’t change this, you and I have a good chance of becoming another Altantuya, Kugan, or the Kulim six.
PS. DSP Musa Safri….You can sleep easy tonight. And Razak Baginda, good luck at Oxford.