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KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former aide-de-camp Musa Safri has yet to be called in for questioning, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today after reopening the file on the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.
The IGP said Musa has retired from the police force but demurred when asked if he was still in the country.
“Let us continue to investigate the case first,” he told reporters at the Bukit Aman Hari Raya Puasa open house here.
Last week, Altantuya’s father Setev Shaariibuu lodged a police report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters to reopen investigations into the death of his daughter who was killed and blown up with military grade explosives in a forest in Mukim Bukit Raja, Klang, in 2006.
Lawyer Ramkarpal Singh, who is representing Setev, said that Musa who was assigned to the former prime minister at that time was named in the police report.
In the police report sighted by Malay Mail on June 21, Setev stated that during the trial, the prosecution gave evidence that Musa had secured the attendance of Altantuya’s two convicted killers, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar, at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house on the night of her murder.
“As such, I believe that if not for Musa, Azilah and Sirul in Razak’s house that night, taking her away, she would very likely still be alive today.
“Musa therefore is a crucial witness as he would be able to provide information as to who instructed him to secure Azilah and Sirul’s said attendance and for what purpose,” he wrote in the report.
Setev further said the information given by the prosecution clearly suggested that there must have been other parties who instructed Azilah and Sirul to murder his daughter.
He added that the failure of the prosecution to present evidence on the motive of his daughter’s murder by calling Musa raised suspicions of a cover-up.
Ramkarpal also reiterated that Musa was a crucial witness because it was established he played a significant role, saying it was unusual the prosecution did not call him. He urged the police to find out why the prosecution did not call Musa.
Setev also met with Attorney General Tommy Thomas, a day before his police report, in a bid to persuade the latter reopen the case.