! Bone fragments of model found on hill

SHAH ALAM: Bone fragments of a Mongolian model who was shot twice and her body blown to bits with explosives were found on a hill near the Empangan Tasik Subang here.

Forensic teams from Bukit Aman and the city police headquarters yesterday searched the hill about 3km from the main road leading to Kuala Selangor.

They found fragments of bones of 28-year-old Altantuya Shaariibuu, who is known as Anna, in a search that began at 9am and ended at 5pm.

The spot where the pieces of bones were found is only accessible by 4WD vehicles.

A police tracker-dog unit, a bomb disposal squad and city serious crime division officers assisted the forensic teams.

Another police team guarded the road leading to the crime scene and barred reporters and photographers from entering.

The forensic teams sped off from the scene when approached for comments.

Sources said Anna was shot in the head twice before explosives were taped to her body and detonated.

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Mongolian model shot and blown to bits

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have picked up a prominent political analyst attached with a politically well-connected think-tank for questioning over the gruesome murder of a Mongolian model whose body was blown to bits.

The man, who is in his 40s, was taken from his office in Ampang here by several policemen at about 10am yesterday.
The private think-tank conducts research and prints publications on politics, economics, defence and international relations.

The analyst is being detained at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman where he is assisting a special task force set up to probe the murder of 28-year-old Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The analyst is expected to be remanded today.

Altantuya, who goes by the name Anna and said to be a stunning beauty from Ulaanbaatar, arrived in Kuala Lumpur about a month ago.

She reportedly went missing about three weeks ago.

Sources said a report lodged by her sister and cousin led to the arrest of three police personnel a chief inspector, a woman detective and a corporal with the Special Action Force or SAF, more commonly known as the Unit Tindakan Khas.

The corporal is part of a pool of SAF members used to guard VIPs and other dignitaries.

All three police personnel have been remanded by the police.

Yesterday, magistrate Azniza Mohd Ali ordered the remand of the corporal while the chief inspector and woman detective were remanded on Thursday.

On Monday, more than 40 police officers, including those from the Forensic Department, went to the crime scene at Subang Dam, Puncak Alam in Selangor, where they found bone fragments believed to be that of Altantuya in some bushes.

Police believe she was shot twice and her body blown to bits.

It is understood that C4 explosives were used to blow up her body in an effort to destroy evidence.

GRISLY FIND: The spot where Altantuya was blown up in Puncak Alam, Selangor. STARpic by AZHAR MAHFOF
C4 or Composition 4 is a common but powerful explosive used for demolition work.

Police are said to be putting together the circumstances that led to Altantuya visiting the man at his house here, where she was said to have confronted him.

They said the police also wanted to find out whether the man had summoned three police officers to take Altantuya away from the house.

Her sister and cousin lodged police reports when Altantuya did not return after leaving her hotel on Oct 19.

She was staying at Hotel Malaya in Jalan Hang Lekir.

Sources said police also wanted to know when the man and the Mongolian model first met and whether there was any sexual relationship between them and if he had fathered a son with the woman.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said he had ordered a thorough investigation to be conducted and promised that there would be no cover-up.

Whoever is involved would be brought to book regardless of his stature.

I am also going to find out how and who authorised the issuance of the explosives used in the murder, he said.

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Corporal under remand

KUALA LUMPUR: A police corporal was remanded yesterday in connection with the gruesome murder of a Mongolian model whose body was blown to bits with explosives.

Magistrate Azniza Mohd Ali ordered that the corporal be remanded until Monday to assist police in their investigations into the murder of 28-year-old Altantuya Shaariibuu whose bone fragments were recovered in Puncak Alam, near Shah Alam on Monday.

He was the third suspect to be remanded in the case. Two others a chief inspector and a woman corporal were remanded last Thursday based on suspicion. Their remand order ends today.

The two male suspects are said to be from the Special Action Unit whose current postings are with the escort guard branch of the police force, tasked with the protection of VIPs.

The corporal remanded yesterday is said to be also attached to a unit to protect a VIP.

Earlier news reports indicated that the Mongolian woman had gone to a prominent political analysts house in Damansara Heights before she went missing.

Police picked up the analyst, who is in his 40s, for questioning yesterday morning.

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Embassy seeks details on murder

BANGKOK: The Mongolia Embassy in Bangkok has instructed its honorary consul in Kuala Lumpur to follow up on the murder case of a Mongolian woman whose body parts were found scattered in some bushes in Puncak Alam, near Shah Alam, Malaysia, yesterday.

An embassy official said they were aware of the murder investigations after being notified by its Honorary Consul Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Alhabshi two days ago.

Syed Abdul Rahman informed us about the murder of a woman believed to be our citizen. We don’t have much information regarding the case at this moment as we are still waiting for more details from him, the official said.

He said the embassy here, also accredited to Malaysia, had notified the Mongolian Foreign Ministry about the case. Bernama

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Sad news…and to think Police man might be involved. Using government bullet and bomb?

Who’d be dumb enough to use a bomb to dispose of a body anyway? It makes a mess, and explosions don’t usually make things go poof magically…

Sad case indeed. only 28 yrs old. If there is no good ending in this case, Malaysia standing in the corruption index will go up again. And to use C4 on a lady…isn;t that over doing it? Or the reporters tries to make the news even bigger? Any James bond fan here? Does he ever use a C4 to blow up 1 bad guy?

Sorry to say this, but who ever is behind this…may they rot in _ _ _ _!!

Damn I just passby there and I didn’t take any pics of the crowd that was at the scene…been wondering what the comotion was about…
there were police vans everywhere and also press, it was in the evening…if I pass by there again I might get a photo of the spot when there is no one around…
It was a perfect place to dump a body coz it is deep forest and only a road is found…the nearest housing is 2Km away from the scene…
I had been wondering what was going on…

This case reminds me of a China student murder case in KL sometime this year i guess…which cause student visa process became more stringent…I wonder whether there’ll be any changes in visa policies in future after this case… :roll:

Why did the student visa become stringent over a murder of a Chinese student? I don’t get it. Prevent students from coming over to get killed?

This is going to make the world news headlines. Puts Malaysia in the spotlight. :evil: :evil: :evil:

I don;t think visa thingy is the issue here.

Some Sh _t he_d did not take resposibility of his own action.

And perhaps he is well connected, seek the easy way out. Which in turn, turns out to be the hard way. So the police and the lawyers should not let the case be thrown out of court (due to technicalities) because of this or because of that, like Ian said, the world is watching.

http://malaysia-today.net/blog2006/news … itemid=583

Shock waves over detention of Najib’s close aide

POLITICAL and intellectual circles here are abuzz with talk of the detention of one of their own in an investigation into the death of a Mongolian woman.

Abdul Razak Baginda, who is in his 40s, is a close associate of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

He set up the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre (MSRC) in 1993, a private think tank specialising in defence and strategic issues, when Datuk Seri Najib was first appointed Malaysian Defence Minister.

He is said to be in the inner circle of Datuk Seri Najib’s supporters and aides and has been frequently quoted in Malaysian and international publications.

‘I am in shock. I do not know why he has been arrested and how he can be involved,’ said a close associate of Mr Abdul Razak, who declined to be named.

Mr Abdul Razak is well-known not just in Malaysia but also among the region’s many research organisations for his moderate views on politics and security issues.

The suggestion of involvement in any extramarital affairs is a shock to many who know the man.

Mr Abdul Razak is married with children, and is known to be obsessed with his work in the MSRC.

He is also a regular on the lecture and seminar circuit and a talk show host on national television. His qualification as a stellar analyst is backed up by his qualifications.

He was previously the Head of Strategic Studies and International Relations at the Armed Forces Defence College here.

He is a graduate of King’s College London and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (Davos) Global Leaders for Tomorrow as well as the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Agree …

Abdul Razak Baginda, who is in his 40s, is a close associate of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. … is he the Political Analyst that is mentioned in The Star Online?

No matter who is the murderer, he/she is definitely inhumane!

According to S’pore’s Straits Time, thats the man. Do not expect to see his name in local papers since they’re doing the so called “self censorship”. BBC has a piece of of it too.

wow… sad but true la… this is when a case involving those “rich and famous” la…

Interesting to see how police tracked this case…its like Hollywood movie… :o :o

Yesterday TV3 news I saw a short stature man coming out of the court, face was covered…didn’t know who the political analyst was…

Shocking to hear Abdul Razak Baginda involved…I have seen him hosting few shows in TV…

More news available at The Star Online today.
And they showed the face of that man.

Justice must be served. Should not be any scape goats that take the rap for things they did not do. Must punish the correct person.