Friday, November 24, 2006

Altantuya murder case - Razak Baginda OUT on bond

The frontpage of major dailies today is once again being hogged by the Altantuya murder case but this time the focus is on Razak Baginda being released on bond. Well, what do you know!

KUALA LUMPUR: Abdul Razak Baginda was released on a RM1mil court bond after he claimed trial to a charge of abetting in the murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The 46-year-old political analyst was allowed to go home yesterday after a High Court here allowed his release under the bond, which was without security, due to his poor health.
More..The Star

And on the frontpage of The New Straits Times:

Abdul Razak Baginda, facing a death sentence for allegedly abetting in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, was released on a court bond of RM1 million.

Father of murdered Mongolian woman speaks up

In court today, Shaariibuu Setev praised police for their quick work in solving his daughter’s murder. He was happy with the system.

But minutes later, after the court released Abdul Razak Baginda on a RM1 million bond, Shaariibuu looked dejected.

Clearly not expecting the court decision, the 56-year-old did not hide his frustrations when speaking to reporters outside the courtroom after proceedings.


  1. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Malaysian culture strikes again. I'm not surprised at such kind of decision in Malaysia. Pull some ropes, get some cronies, you get immunity from anything.

  2. *echoes YD* *sigh*

  3. LB, *echoing you echoing YD* *Sigh*

  4. you know, the first picture, the woman's long hair? at first glance, it looks very like a chicken perching on the mirror of the car. Still looks like it when i returned this morning. something wrong with my eyes...

  5. That's funny YD, I thought for a minute that the hair was an Afghan dog in the car!

    Old joke: I say "hang him"! No, wait. He deserves a fair trial. Yeah, that's it. Give him a fair trial, then we'll hang him.

  6. YD, I see that too. Need to get my eyes checked as well.

    PandaB, that too.
    And that's a good joke.