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COMMENT | Will Sirul return, corroborate claims of Altantuya murder?
COMMENT | Reports that convicted killer Sirul Azhar Umar, who was sentenced to death for the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2015, has walked free will result in another round of legal tangles between Malaysia and Australia.

Sirul’s freedom was a result of an Australian High Court ruling against indefinite detention.

According to the Daily Mail, the former police officer was freed from Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre yesterday and was said to be staying with a relative in Canberra.

Sirul and another police officer, Azilah Hadri, were convicted of murdering Mongolian mother Altantuya.

Both were convicted in the High Court but it was overturned by the Court of Appeal and they were set free. The Federal Court subsequently affirmed the High Court decision, and the two were sentenced to death.

Sirul had in the meantime, fled...

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