Two to hang for Altantuya's murder

The Federal Court here today sentenced the two former commandos for death over the death of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.

This is the final appeal at the apex court for the case originated from the High Court. | Astro Awani
The Federal Court here today sentenced the two former commandos for death over the death of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Former commandos Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 39, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 43 were earlier acquitted by the Appeals Court in 2013.

This is the final appeal at the apex court for the case originated from the High Court.

The decision on the high-profile murder case delivered by a five-member panel led by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria,.

Former political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, 54, who was charged with abetting Azilah and Sirul Azhar, was acquitted by the High Court on Oct 31, 2008 after it held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against him.

The prosecution did not appeal against his acquittal.

The court had also issued an arrest warrant for Sirul who did not appear in court today. His lawyer told the court that Sirul could not be contacted.

On Apr 9, 2009, the Shah Alam high Court had sentenced the two with death sentence for the murder of Altantuya.

They were charged with murdering the model, then 28 at Bukit, Raja, Shah Alam, between 10pm of Oct 19 to 1am Oct 20, 2006.