A Homicide Case Reawakens in Malaysia


Altantuya Shaariibuu, 1978-2006

Within the rapid furor kicked off by means of the discharge in Australia of former police constable Sirul Azhar Umar, who used to be sentenced to dying for a long-ago impressive homicide in Malaysia, one word sticks out, and that’s an obvious quote from the Inspector-Basic of Police Razarudin Husain, who “disclosed plans to have interaction with key stakeholders, together with the Lawyer-Basic and the courts, to discover the possibility of repatriation.”

That could be a approach of claiming that no one in Malaysia’s energy construction desires Sirul Azhar Umar inside 6,611 km of Kuala Lumpur, as a result of that might remind the sector that Sirul and Leader Inspector Azilah Hadri, his colleague within the crime, had been individuals of what quantities to a dying squad operated by means of the police, if Sirul’s adventures are any instance. Known as Unit Tindakhan khas (‘Particular Movements Unit’), popularly identified by means of its acronym UTK, this is a particular forces unit, the oldest and maximum skilled counter-terrorism unit in Malaysia.

Formally, consistent with its web site, Unit Tindakhan Khas “plays as a high-level nationwide police tactical unit, offering 24 hours of shut coverage to excessive score executive executives and their spouses, and the unit’s individuals additionally adopt undercover missions.” Unofficially, when the undesirable disappear, it’s Unit Tindakhan Khas that disappears them. Different experiences have indicated that Azilah will have disposed of rankings of ‘undesirables,’ a sign that Duterte’s dying squads within the Philippines had macabre colleagues in Kuala Lumpur.

On March 21, 2009, Asia Sentinel acquired and published Sirul’s confession to the homicide of Altantuya Shaariibuu, the 28-year-old Mongolian lady whom the 2 murdered, consistent with their separate sworn statements, on the orders of then-Protection Minister Najib Razak, on October 19, 2006, in an affair that has attained near-mythic standing for its depravity and callousness. The 2 mentioned a praise for the homicide as casually as handing over celebratory hampers, as Sirul had accomplished previous that day. They first mentioned killing Altantuya in conjunction with two of her partners however nearly on a whim determined on Altantuya on my own, a sign of ways casually they and probably others within the UTK approached dealing in dying.

Asia Sentinel has published rankings of reports at the dying of Altantuya Shaariibuu. Right here This is essentially the most complete file. It’s sufficient for the aim of this tale to grasp that during 2009, Sirul and Azilah won dying sentences for her homicide. In spite of a short lived reprieve when the Court docket of Enchantment overturned the decision, the Federal Court docket later reinstated the sentence. Fleeing to Australia, Sirul Azhar discovered himself within the clutches of Australian immigration government for the previous decade and extra, till the hot Prime Court docket determination ended in his unencumber.

It’s price reminding the general public of his crimes. We’re reprinting his confession under, verbatim.

Sirul Azhar Commentary

File No : 7380/06

Station : Travers

Title : Sirul Azhar bin Haji Umar

IC No : RF125591

Race : Malay

Date/Position of Beginning : 29-1-1971

Age : 35 years male

Career : Police officer

Deal with of place of work : UTK, Bukit Aman

Title of pop : Haji Omar bin Haji Hassan

Deal with of pop : Deceased

Recording Officials : Insp Nom Phot a/l Prack Dit at Place of business D6, third Flooring, Bukit Aman on ninth November 2006 at 1307 afternoon.


On nineteenth (sic) November 2006 I used to be requested by means of the investigating officer Ok/ASP Tony Anak Lunggan to report the remark of a Malay inmate named Sirul Azhar Bin Haji Omar Kp RF 125591. The inmate used to be then delivered to me and I ordered the discharge of his handcuffs.

I then interviewed the inmate who looked to be talented in Malay. I additionally discovered the inmate in excellent well being. I then learn out the caution below Segment 113(1)(a)(2) of the Legal Process Code to the inmate as follows;-



S. Do the caution that has been learn and defined to you?

J. Sure I perceive.

S. Do you will have any questions concerning the caution?

J. No.

S. Do you need to present a remark?

J. Sure I need to give a remark.

S. What do you need to inform me?

J. As a member of the Particular Motion Unit (UTK) on an undetermined date 5 – 6 days earlier than the incident on nineteenth October 2006 whilst I used to be in my place of business I won a phone name from Tuan Azilah (Azilah) the officer above me soliciting for that I meet him in Central marketplace. I may now not meet him on the time as a result of I used to be along with Tuan Khairy as his motive force.

At the moment, I used to be riding Tuan Khairy to ship hampers in Selayanga and Batu Caves. On my approach to there kind of after 12 midday I won some other name from Azilah who requested me the place I used to be and I informed Azilah I could also be past due coming again as I used to be helping an officer and I responded I might name him again after finishing my tasks.

At round 3.00pm, after losing off the officer on the place of business in Bukit Aman, Azilah telephoned me once more and informed me to fulfill him in Central Marketplace.

At about 3.15pm I met Azilah at Central Marketplace. He urged me to watch Malaya Resort the place the girl who used to be tense the businessman [sic] stayed. Azilah additionally knowledgeable me there have been 3 ladies staying in a room at the eighth ground, the selection of which I’m not able to remember.

After that I went along with Azilah in my automobile, a Satria bearing registration quantity WEA 4717 to search for Malaya Resort. At the approach there, Azilah talked a few praise of between RM50,000 and RM100,000 if the case used to be settled. Azilah and I alternatively did not find the lodge after circling the world repeatedly.

After failing to find the lodge, Azilah and I returned to Central Marketplace and whilst we had been there, Azilah requested an artist at Central Marketplace for instructions to Malaya Resort.

The artist, who used to be Malay, drew a plan of the site of Malaya Resort.

After that Azilah and I walked in opposition to Malaya Resort. We reached Malaya Resort at 4.00pm.

After we arrived at Malaya Resort, Azilah invited me to visit the eighth ground of the lodge. Once we reached the eighth ground Azilah confirmed me the room that used to be occupied by means of the girl who used to be tense Razak.

Whilst at the eighth ground, Azilah requested me to “shoot to kill” all 3 ladies within the lodge room and requested that I keep in any one of the most rooms at the eighth or seventh ground or every other ground with all accommodation bills borne by means of Azilah.

I knowledgeable Azilah that I might now not be capable to do it on account of the presence of CCTV (closed circuit tv cameras).

After that Azilah and I took the steps to the seventh ground to discover a appropriate room to stick. After taking a look on the room, I discovered it to be improper and Azilah and I returned to Central Marketplace.

Upon arriving at Central Marketplace, Azilah ordered me to make use of my automobile and power to Razak’s place of dwelling to watch the place of dwelling. At about 4.30pm Azilah and I had been riding when Azilah pointed Razak’s place of dwelling to me.

I then drove my automobile and reached a petroleum station close to the Puduraya house. Azilah stuffed the petrol tank with RM30 price of petrol. After filling the petrol, Azilah and I drove again to Razak’s place of dwelling in Damansara Heights.

After staring at Razak’s place of dwelling, Azilah and I returned to Central Marketplace to permit Azilah to get his automobile.

After losing Azilah at Central Marketplace I went to the UTK place of business in Bukit Aman. After that I didn’t touch Azilah once more.

On nineteenth October 2006 at about 8.30pm whilst I used to be at house in Kota Damansara, Azilah contacted me by the use of his cell phone and requested me to visit Razak’s space right away. Azilah additionally discussed there used to be a Chinese language lady who used to be inflicting a commotion in entrance of Razak’s space.

I used to be in a position at about 8.40pm and drove my jeep bearing registration quantity CAC 1883 in opposition to Razak’s space in Damansara Heights.

Upon arriving in Damansara Heights, I ended my jeep a distance clear of Razak’s space. After parking my jeep, I walked in opposition to the doorway of Razak’s space.

After I arrived in entrance of Razak’s space I noticed Azilah along with a Malay lady in entrance of the home. There used to be a automobile and Azilah used to be outdoor the auto and the Malay lady used to be within the automobile.

I noticed a Chinese language lady speaking to an Indian guy whom I didn’t acknowledge and likewise a Chinese language taxi motive force who used to be seated within the taxi and safety guards inside of Razak’s space.

I then entered the auto which used to be a crimson Proton Wira and sat within the passenger’s seat. Whilst I used to be seated within the automobile, I noticed Azilah persuading the Chinese language lady with the assistance of the Malay lady to take a seat in the similar crimson Proton Wira Aeroback the place I used to be seated.

The Chinese language lady entered the auto and sat at the back of me whilst the Malay lady additionally entered the auto and sat at the back of Azilah who used to be within the motive force’s seat.

Whilst Azilah, the Chinese language lady, the Malay lady and I had been seated within the automobile, the Chinese language taxi motive force got here and requested for the taxi fare from the Chinese language lady. Azilah gave him RM50 however the Chinese language guy demanded an extra RM150 as a result of he stated he needed to make a number of journeys. Azilah then gave the Chinese language guy RM100.

After that Azilah drove the Wira automobile in opposition to my jeep. Upon attaining my jeep, I alighted from the auto and drove my jeep out of Damansara Heights in opposition to Kuala Lumpur. Right through the adventure, Azilah referred to as and stated we must switch the Chinese language lady to my jeep and stated that we will have to search for a place.

After I arrived at Jalan Duta I ended my jeep by means of the aspect of the street and were given down from the jeep and I requested Azilah whether or not the spot used to be appropriate to do the switch. Azilah responded that it used to be now not appropriate and steered Bukit Aman as an alternative.

I then went forward to Bukit Aman adopted by means of Azilah intently at the back of and arrived at Bukit Aman at about 10.00pm.

Upon attaining Bukit Aman, I ended my automobile in the back of the Bukit Aman officials’ mess and Azilah along with the Malay lady introduced the Chinese language lady to my jeep. I realized the girl used to be refusing to get in whilst being driven into the again of my jeep.

After the Chinese language lady were given into my jeep, Azilah entered my jeep and sat within the passenger seat. I drove out of Bukit Aman adopted by means of the crimson Proton Aeroback which used to be pushed by means of the Malay lady.

I may now not see the crimson Proton Aeroback pushed by means of the Malay lady when we had handed the doorway to Bukit Aman.

Alongside the adventure, Azilah requested me to discover a position to “shoot to kill” the Chinese language lady. Ahead of arriving at Jalan Duta I realized the again left tyre of my jeep used to be punctured. I drove in the course of the Sensible Tag lane on the toll sales space and stopped at the left hand aspect of the street to switch the tyre.

Whilst I used to be converting the tyre, I realized two Highway Shipping Division (JPJ) officials on accountability however I persevered to switch the tyre with Azilah’s lend a hand.

After converting the tyre, I drove to my space in Kota Damansara to take the explosives that I had saved there. After taking the explosives I were given into the jeep and drove to Sungai Buloh and Kuala Selangor earlier than arriving on the Punchak Alam wooded area reserve at about 11.00pm.

On the Punchak Alam wooded area reserve as I used to be bringing the jeep to a prevent, I felt a ache in my abdomen and were given out of the jeep and relieved myself (defecated) round the corner from the jeep. When I had relieved myself, I went again into the jeep and on the similar time I noticed Azilah outdoor the jeep wearing a bag containing an M5 weapon and silencer from the jeep that used to be situated on the foot remainder of the passenger seat and gave it to me ordering me to “shoot to kill” the Chinese language lady who used to be within the jeep.

After inquiring for the Chinese language lady’s articles, the Chinese language lady surrendered her jewelry. She then requested to be allowed to urinate. Azilah introduced her down from the jeep and I noticed the Chinese language lady urinating by means of the aspect of the jeep.

After urinating, she noticed the weapon that I used to be protecting. I noticed that she used to be in a state of concern and she or he pleaded to not kill her and stated she used to be anticipating.

On the similar time, Azilah wrestled the girl to the bottom and I may see that she had fallen and used to be in an subconscious state. I opened fireplace in opposition to the left aspect of the girl’s head.

After the Chinese language lady used to be shot, Azilah got rid of all her garments and I took a black rubbish bag and Azilah put the entire Chinese language lady’s garments into the bag.

After striking all her garments into the bag, Azilah spotted actions within the Chinese language lady’s arm and ordered me to fireside some other shot however the gun didn’t fireplace. I then emptied the weapon and loaded the gun once more and fired some other shot on the similar house which used to be the left aspect of the girl’s head. I then took a black plastic rubbish bag and with Azilah’s lend a hand put the bag over the Chinese language lady’s head to forestall blood from spilling.

After that I lifted the palms of the sufferer whilst Azilah lifted the legs of the sufferer and we carried the sufferer into the woods. Azilah then carried the bag containing the explosives and passed it to me. I took the explosives and hooked up it to the sufferer’s head whilst Azilah hooked up the explosives at the sufferer’s legs as much as the stomach.

Azilah then pulled the lengthy twine in opposition to the jeep and I altered the location of the jeep in order that it confronted clear of the woods and drove the jeep about 15 meters from the sufferer.

After the detonation of the explosives, I pulled the surplus twine into the jeep and left the scene and headed in opposition to Bukit Aman.

Azilah and I arrived at Bukit Aman at roughly 12 nighttime. On the UTK place of business, Azilah passed me roughly RM430. After that I had a bathtub and altered garments and put the garments that I wore throughout the incident along with the sufferer’s garments right into a plastic bag.

After that, I entered the jeep and drove the jeep to a garbage container within the Bukit Aman house close to a building web site. I threw one of the most sufferer’s property and the twine that used to be used to detonate the explosives along with the empty bag that contained the explosives into the container.

After throwing the issues, I drove the jeep out of Bukit Aman and head in opposition to my space in Kota Damansara. I threw the sufferer’s garments and my very own garments alongside easy methods to my space.

I arrived at house at about 1.00am and to put right down to leisure and slept. After that I didn’t have any touch with Azilah till I used to be despatched again from Pakistan and used to be arrested.

S. To whom did the MP5 weapon and silencer belong to?

J. The weapon belonged to the UTK Bukit Aman and used to be for my use.

S. What do you imply by means of the phrase “jimat”?

J. Jimat manner “shoot to kill”.

S. Are you telling the reality.

J. Sure it’s the fact.

The remark used to be learn again to Sirul Azhar Bin Haji Omar KPT/Paspot RF 125591.

S. Do you want to make any amendments or additions for your remark after the remark has been learn to you?

J. No

S. Are you giving this remark voluntarily?

J. Sure

The recording of the remark ended on ninth November 2006 at 1635 hrs.



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