The Altantuya Murder Case in Malaysia
How the 2006 murder of a young Mongolian woman in Malaysia links to other political issues
Asia Sentinel wrote a series of stories on the brutal murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, a young Mongolian woman slain in Kuala Lumpur in 2006 by two bodyguards assigned to now-Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s office.
The stories linked the crime to Malaysian defense procurement irregularities, a bribery investigation in France and a court case that saw the two bodyguards convicted of murder but no higher-ups implicated in ordering the death of the 28 year old woman, who was pregnant at the time and had been romantically linked to a close friend of Najib’s.
Here are the stories we’ve reported:
April 29: Is UMNO Paying a Convicted Murderer’s Legal Fees?
The killer of Altantuya Shaariibuu is represented by UMNO lawyers
April 6: Senior KL Lawyer Questions Altantuya Murder Cover-up
Open letter demands that national police chief answer allegations
April 2: Malaysia’s Mahathir: Who Ordered Mongolian Beauty’s Death?
But why now?
February 23: Malaysia Media Circus over Murder Case
Altantuya’s killer offers to talk, then refuses, law enforcement officials scornful of charges
February 3: Who Ordered the ‘Hit’ on Altantuya?
A former US diplomat questions who was behind Mongolian beauty’s murder
January 21: Will Altantuya’s Murderer Talk in Australia?
Malaysian cop’s detention poses dilemma for political figures in Kuala Lumpur
January 15: No Extradition for Mongolian Woman’s Killer: Australia
Confession describes Altantuya’s death in Malaysia with chilling detail
January 13: Shock Altantuya Murder Verdict in Malaysia
Federal Court rules Mongolian woman’s killers were guilty after all
July 9: Altantuya Comes Back to Haunt Malaysia
A spectacular murder covered up by the government comes alive again
August 23: Malaysia Frees Altantuya’s Murderers
The tragedy of a brutal killing compounded by courtroom farce
July 30: Submarine Furor Returns to Malaysia
Central figure in bribe case seeks to paint company at center of the scandal as legitimate
April 1: Malaysia to Sell Submarines
Drag on the country’s treasury, PM says
March 15: Central Figure in Malaysian Submarine Murder Case Dies
Private detective who tied prime minister to relationship with murdered woman has heart attack