Altantuya murder: What’s the motive?Posted: November 1, 2008
Yesterday, Abdul Razak Baginda was acquitted. The court ruled that the prosecution did not have a prima facie case against Razak Baginda. No case. He was originally accused of abetting the murder of Altantuya.
How long has it been since this case first appeared in court? And after such a long time, the prosecution failed to prove even a prima facie?
The other two, however, have to call defence. The other two are the ones who are accused of actually murdering Altantuya.
I have a few questions though. With Razak Baginda relieved of his charge, but the other two still needing to call defence, we lost a primary factor in the entire case – a motive.
What motive would these policemen have in wanting to murder Altantuya? What spurred them to do so?
At first, it was charged that Razak Baginda gave the orders for the murder, since it was Razak Baginda who had the motive, and the two policemen didn’t know Altantuya.
But now, with Razak Baginda no longer involved in the case, as decided by court yesterday, why did the policemen kill Altantuya?
If we are to go along with the initial story that the policemen killed Altantuya because they were ordered to do so, we have a hole to fill up now. With Razak Baginda out free, who, then, ordered the killing?