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Razak Baginda only asked Azilah to guard his house, family Secretary

SHAH ALAM (May 13): Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda’s secretary said at the High Court here today that her boss told her he had only asked former police officer Azilah Hadri to guard his house and family.

Siti Aisyah Mohd Azlan, 36, who was testifying in the civil case filed by the family of Altantuya Shaariibuu, the Mongolian model who was murdered in 2006, said Abdul Razak did not tell her that he had asked Azilah to kill ‘Amina’.

The witness who is employed at Total Nexus (M) Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ampang near here, said on Nov 7, 2006, Abdul Razak told her that “something bad had happened”.

Asked by Sangeet Kaur Deo, the lawyer for Altantuya’s family, on what she meant by ‘something bad’, Siti Aisyah said Abdul Razak had told her that ‘Amina’ was dead (has been killed).

The witness earlier identified ‘Amina’ through a photograph of Altantuya shown to her by the court interpreter.

Sangeet: After that

Siti Aisyah: I asked who did it.

Sangeet: What was the third defendant (Abdul Razak)’s reply

Siti Aisyah: He said Azilah did it.

Sangeet: Who is ‘Azilah’ that the third defendant was referring to

Siti Aisyah: UTK (Special Actions Unit) officer who had come to our office on Oct 18, 2006, and the first defendant.

Sangeet: Did the third defendant tell you how he knew Azilah was the one who did it

Siti Aisyah: No.

The secretary is the sixth witness to testify in the trial involving a RM100 million suit brought by Altantuya’s father, Dr Shaariibuu Setev Shaariibuu, his wife Altantsetseg Sanjaa and their two grandsons Mungunshagai Bayarjargal and Altanshagai Munkhtulga on June 4, 2007.

They named Azilah and another ex-police personnel Sirul Azhar Umar, Abdul Razak and the Malaysian government as defendants.

However, Altanshagai Munkhtulga’s name was removed as plaintiff following his death two years ago.

Under cross-examination by Abdul Razak’s counsel Manjeet Singh Dhillon on whether her employer had asked her to keep his meeting with Azilah a secret, she replied in the negative.

The witness said in August 2006, Amina came to her workplace to see Abdul Razak and she overheard the latter telling Amina: “I got nothing to do with you. If you want to do anything go ahead.”

On whether her employer had used harsh words, pushed or hit Amina’s head, she replied in the negative.

The witness said Amina came to her office thrice after the earlier meeting with Abdul Razak but did not get to see him.

The trial before Justice Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera continues tomorrow.

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