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Cousin Tells Court : Man Threatened To Throw Altantuya From Building – “ We Were Very Frightened And We Cried”

The cousin of slain Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu told the High Court here today that they were followed and threatened while they were in the country.

Testifying as the third witness in the family’s RM100 million suit against the Malaysian government, Namiraa Gerelmaa, 35, testified that she, Altantuya and a friend, Urintuya Gal-Ochir, were followed and then threatened by two men supposedly in the employ of Abdul Razak Baginda.

Namiraa explained that the two men, recognised as Suras Kumar and P. Balasubramaniam, approached Altantuya after she had tried to meet Abdul Razak at his office in Kuala Lumpur in October 2006.

The two men then proceeded to follow the group, even to the extent of entering their hotel room and threatening them, said Namiraa.

“When we came out of the hotel that evening for a meal, they were waiting for us. They followed us out for a meal. We were quite scared. Altantuya told us that we had to be careful of them as they were Razak Baginda’s men.

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“They were always outside the hotel. We went to the same office building a few times and they were also waiting for us there. They followed us everywhere

“One time, they knocked on the door and we opened it a little bit and they pushed and came in.

“They even came into our hotel room and they were lying on our bed and smoking and spitting on our door

“They were talking to Altantuya in English and at one point, she suddenly stopped and told us in Mongolian that the taller man said: ‘Do you want to see how you would fall from the eighth floor if we throw you out?’ And both men were laughing in our faces. We were very shocked and frightened and we cried,” she said.

Abdul Razak was a political analyst and had headed a think tank called the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre based in Kuala Lumpur previously.

He was also an adviser to Datuk Seri Najib Razak when the latter was defence minister (2000 to 2008) and deputy prime minister (between January 2004 and April 2009) before taking over as prime minister from April 3, 2009 to May last year.

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