25 May 2018
ALTANTUYA, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH ABOUT NAJIB & HIS CONFIDANT RAZAK BAGINDA: ALL EYES NOW ON MUSA SAFRI – DID ANYONE TELL THE AIDE-DE-CAMP TO ORDER HER KILLING & IF SO, WHO WAS IT?
It was Najib’s aide de camp, Musa Safri, who ordered Sirul and Azilah to pick up the woman, according to additional reports. Musa was never questioned, nor did he testify in the trial. The question is who told Musa to order the two police commandos into action. If Inspector General of Police Fuzi decides to reopen the case, if Sirul makes his way back to Malaysia, We may now find out.
15 February 2015
Former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar, who together with another policeman was convicted for the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, said his superior, then deputy superintendent Musa Safri, should have given evidence in the trial.
Musa was also the aide de camp of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak when he was the deputy prime minister.
“He should have been put on the witness stand by the prosecution,” Malaysiakini quoted him as saying in an exclusive report today.
The Court of Appeal in 2013 acquitted Sirul and Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, saying there was serious misdirection by trial judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Yasin including by not calling Musa.
The three-man appellate court said the failure to put Musa on the witness stand was important to the prosecution to unfold the narrative of its case.
Malaysiakini quoted Sirul as saying that the Federal Court had overlooked this issue when overturning their acquittal last month.
Deputy solicitor-general I, Datuk Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah, who led the prosecution team, had argued in all three courts that Musa was not a key witness in the trial.
However, Sirul’s legal team led by Datuk Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin and Hasnal Rezua Merican, submitted that the prosecution’s refusal to put Musa in the witness stand amounted to a mistrial.
25 January 2015
Judges defend decision not to call Musa in Altantuya case
Panel of judges maintain that Musa’s testimony would only have confirmed Abdul Razak Baginda had a relationship with the victim and nothing more.
KUALA LUMPUR: The five-member panel of judges ruled that Deputy Supt Musa Safri, a former aide de camp of prime minister Najib Razak, was not required to be called before the Federal Court simply because his testimony could not have helped in the defence of Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar, both of whom were convicted of murdering Altantuya Shaariibuu.
According to Malaysiakini, in an 88-page judgement released recently, Justice Suriyadi Halim Omar, said, “It (Musa’s testimony) is only useful to Abdul Razak (Baginda). It merely confirmed evidence adduced from Altantuya Shaariibuu’s cousin and friend that he had had a relationship with the deceased.”
“We are therefore unable to see how much more details DSP Musa could produce that would contribute to the respondents’ defence. The calling of DSP Musa – let alone the tendering of the text messages – would not have affected the evidence pertaining to Abdul Razak’s relationship one tiny bit.”
In arguing the conviction of Sirul and Azilah for the Mongolian’s murder in 2006, Justice Suriyadi maintained that the prosecutions’s case was based entirely on circumstantial evidence and that the evidence was strong.
He was referring to the call-logs of Azilah showing he had made a call from the crime scene thereby squashing his alibi altogether.
“By no account could Azilah have been at Bukit Aman or Wangsa Maju (the alleged alibi) at the material time.”
In the case of Sirul, Justice Suriyadi said, “His car that was detected at the Kota Damansara toll booth en route to Puncak Alam had totally discredited his unsworn testimony.”
He also said the court was satisfied by the circumstantial evidence presented and that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt, necessitating the restoration of the conviction of murder and the mandatory death sentence.
15 January 2009
The Nut Graph
By Shashi Kala | 15 January 2009 | Comments Off on DSP Musa told me to help Razak: Azilah |
SHAH ALAM, 15 Jan 2009: Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri told the High Court here that higher-ranking police officer DSP Musa Safri had asked him to help political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda.
Musa gave him Razak’s handphone number and told him to contact Razak to get details of the problem and the assistance he required, he said.
“DSP Musa told me that his friend, namely Encik Razak, had a problem because someone had threatened him.
“DSP Musa asked me to see Razak to know more about his problem and introduced me to DSP Idris Abdul Karim. DSP Musa himself did not know Razak’s actual problem,” said Azilah on the first day of his defence today.
During the examination by lawyer Datuk Hazman Ahmad, Azilah said he contacted Razak on 18 Oct 2006 on his handphone and introduced himself, and told him the purpose of the call.
Razak had given him his office address and told him to come see him, he said. When they met, Razak looked stressed and told him about a threat he had received from a Chinese woman and a Chinese man.
“Razak said a Chinese man and a Chinese woman had demanded money but did not say for what reason. Razak said he did not want to submit to the demand of the Chinese man and the Chinese woman.
” Razak let me listen to a voicemail from his phone. I heard the voice of a Chinese man with a Chinese dialect say ‘saya kasi pecah lu punya muka’ (I will break your face),” he said.
He said Razak also told him that because of the threat, he had hired a security guard to guard his house and engaged a private investigator. Razak also told him that the man and woman had also created a disturbance in front of his house in Bukit Damansara.
After listening to the story, Azilah said he suggestion that Razak lodge a police report but Razak refused to do so.
He said Razak had asked him to advise the two people who were threatening him not to create disturbance in front of his house. He also asked for the police to conduct patrols in the area.
“I told Razak if he wanted an MPV to patrol his area, I could ask a friend, namely DSP Idris, to put a police box in front of Razak’s house as a check point for the police on patrol.
“But because this would take a long time, Razak asked me to patrol the area around his home. He also asked me to go to Hotel Malaya to advise the woman because according to Razak, she was staying in Hotel Malaya, room 512,” he said.
Azilah said Razak had supplied him his house address in Bukit Damansara, the Hotel Malaya address and the woman’s handphone number.
After returning from Razak’s office, Azilah said he met Sirul and told him about of his meeting with Razak. He asked Sirul to help him patrol the house.
The two later went to Hotel Malaya to see the woman mentioned by Razak. But they did not meet her.
The hearing before Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yassin continues in the afternoon. — Bernama