Thursday, March 5, 2009

Final moments of Altantuya raised in Parliament - Malaysian Insider

By Neville Spykerman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Eyebrows were raised in Parliament today when allegations by the French Liberation newspaper about the final moments of Altantuya Shaariibuu before she was brutally killed in 2006 surfaced in the House.

Machang MP Saifuddin Nasution, who was referring to the news report which was allegedly from a source in the Malaysian police, read out an excerpt of how Altantuya had begged for her life and stated that she was pregnant, before she was shot.

However Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, who was wrapping up the debate on the motion of thanks to the Royal Address, said the allegations had nothing to do with his ministry.

“Any information can be leaked but these allegations are mere speculation.” he said.

However Saifuddin said the French newspaper is widely read in Europe and had tarnished the image of the country.

However deputy speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee refused to allow Saifuddin to continue as the matter was still pending in court.

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