KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14, 2015:
Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said police investigation on the Altantuya Shariibuu case had found no involvement of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Musa, in a press conference today, expressed regret that so many allegations had been made through fake photos allegedly showing Najib and Altantuya together and how the matter had been sensationalised.
He pointed out many witnesses have given their statement on the case, including the late P. Balasubramaniam (PI Bala), who was appointed as a private investigator by former political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, who was one of the accused in the Altantuya murder case.
In commenting on a report on Al-Jazeera English’s 101 East on the case of Altantuya, he said there were attempts to try to link the murder case with someone.
“The documentary was initially correct, but then it became inaccurate in the later part.
“As such, I urge anyone who have evidence on the case to lodge a police report, instead of making stories.
“The police will not turn a blind eye to it and the case can be reopened if there are fresh evidences,” he told reporters in a press conference today.
Also present at the press conference was Pertubuhan Minda dan Sosial Prihatin president Ramesh Rao.
During the press conference, Musa narrated the chain of events that took place starting from the time that a missing person report was lodged when Altantuya disappeared.
He also recalled how former premier Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told him to inform Najib, who was deputy Prime Minister at the time, that Abdul Razak had been arrested following the police investigation into Altantuya.
Musa said Najib merely told him to carry out his job as a police.
Musa emphasised that he was not siding with anyone and was only interested in letting Malaysians know the truth in regard to the Altantuya case.
He said the documentary by Al-Jazeera, which was also uploaded on YouTube, was a way for people to dispute the credibility of national leaders allegedly involved.
“Anyone who feel slandered can file a civil suit against Al-Jazeera.”
On the claim made in the special report that Sirul Azhar Umar, the elite police officer turned fugitive, wanted for the murder of Altantuya, was alleged to have attempted to blackmail Najib, Musa said he did not know anything about it.