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Cops mulling committee to oversee Altantuya investigation

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The police will study if there is a need to set up a committee to monitor the investigation into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police would also review the investigation papers if there were any new aspects in the case before proceeding with the investigation.

"We will recall earlier witnesses if there is a need, and new evidence to facilitate the investigation,” he told a media conference after the 40th Ex-Police Association of Malaysia annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur today.

Noor Rashid said that witnesses would be called up if there are new case elements based on the police report lodged by Altantuya’s father, Setev Shaariibuu recently.

The team conducting investigations into the case will also be called up to facilitate the investigation by examining the possibility of forming a committee to monitor their probe, he said.

Noor Rashid said the police will hold talks with the attorney-general on the need to carry out additional investigations and based on new evidence as the court had previously meted out sentences.

Setev lodged a police report on Friday to allow the murder case on his daughter in 2006 to be reopened.

Asked on DSP Musa Safri, a former aide-de-camp (ADC) of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, said to be a key witness in the case, Noor Rashid said police believed Musa was still in the country.

In another development, Noor Rashid said the police would investigate the seizure of 41 homemade bombs from a pickup lorry in Narathiwat, Thailand, on Thursday which were allegedly produced in Malaysia.

"If it really comes from here, we have to investigate and take appropriate action to ensure our place is not a place to plan activities on terrorism,” he said.

On Thursday, Thai police found 41 homemade bombs along with the activator in a pickup lorry detained in a roadblock at Saring Village in Takbai, Narathiwat and detained the 39-year-old driver.

- Bernama

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