Monday, June 23, 2008

Dr Shaariibuu has read RPK’s declaration

Tuesday June 24, 2008

Dr Shaariibuu has read RPK’s declaration

SHAH ALAM: Dr Shaariibuu Setev has read the statutory declaration made by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin alleging the presence of three individuals at the scene where his daughter was murdered.

However, he said, whether he believed the contents was another matter.

“I cannot comment whether he’s right or wrong,” he told reporters after the prosecution closed its case in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial yesterday.

Dr Shaariibuu, who arrived here on Sunday evening, said he was aware of Raja Petra’s recent arrest for allegedly publishing a seditious article on his web portal.

Describing Raja Petra as a person trying to seek justice, he said he was worried that Raja Petra would encounter a hard time because of his efforts.

Dr Shaariibuu claimed there were also people who wanted to “take action” based on what they had read from Raja Petra’s statutory declaration.

“But before they take action, they came and asked me for my advice. I then asked the Mongolian government for advice because my government is very concerned about these issues,” he said.

However, Dr Shaariibuu did not disclose what instructions he received from his government, although he hinted that the matter involved two countries, not two persons.

Asked how he felt now that the prosecution had finally wrapped up its case after the year-long trial, Dr Shaariibuu replied that the case was far from over as the parties had yet to make their submissions.

”My two grandchildren always cry for their mother and my wife, who suffers from a mental disorder, always wakes up calling out our daughter’s name. That is my life now,” he said.

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