Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Karpal wants Najib to testify in Altantuya case

SHAH ALAM (July 22, 2008): Lawyer Karpal Singh yesterday filed a notice of motion to call Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and three others to testify in the trial for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The three others were police officers -- DSP Musa Safri and DSP Idris -- dan lawyer Dhiren Rene Norendra.

Karpal who holds a watching brief for Altantuya’s family, also sought to recall private detective P. Balasubramaniam who was the first prosecution witness in the trial.

The notice of motion filed at the High Court Registry here at 3pm, sought the court to invoke Section 425 of the Criminal Procedure Code to recall Balasubramaniam and order Najib, Musa, Idris dan Dhiren to give evidence.

Karpal also wanted all proceedings with regard to the trial which is supposed to resume on Wednesday, to be postponed pending the disposal of his application.

Updated: 11:37AM Tue, 22 Jul 2008

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