Both policemen involved in Altantuya Shaariibuu's murder will not receive death sentence

Both policemen, Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri, will not receive the death sentence for their involvement in the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu. However, they will go to jail.

Convicted murderer Azilah Hadri has alleged that he was ordered to kill model Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006 by former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and the politician’s close associate Abdul Razak Baginda - claims that were immediately rejected by the former premier.

In a statutory declaration Azilah filed on 17 Oct 2019 and reported by news site Malaysiakini yesterday, the former police commando said he and his former colleague Sirul Azhar Umar killed the Mongolian national, following an explicit “shoot to kill” order by Najib.