Within the instant furor kicked off by the discharge in Australia of former police constable Sirul Azhar Umar, who was sentenced to demise for a long-ago spectacular homicide in Malaysia, one phrase stands out, and that’s an obvious quote from the Inspector-Basic of Police Razarudin Husain, who “disclosed plans to have interaction with key stakeholders, together with the Legal professional-Basic and the courts, to discover the prospect of repatriation.”
That may be a means of claiming that no person in Malaysia’s energy construction desires Sirul Azhar Umar inside 6,611 km of Kuala Lumpur, as a result of that will remind the world that Sirul and Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, his colleague within the crime, have been members of what quantities to a demise squad operated by the police, if Sirul’s adventures are any instance. Referred to as Unit Tindakhan khas (‘Particular Actions Unit’), popularly recognized by its acronym UTK, it’s a particular forces unit, the oldest and most skilled counter-terrorism unit in Malaysia.
Formally, in response to its web site, Unit Tindakhan Khas “performs as a high-level nationwide police tactical unit, offering 24 hours of shut safety to excessive rating authorities executives and their spouses, and the unit’s members additionally undertake undercover missions.” Unofficially, when the undesirable disappear, it’s Unit Tindakhan Khas that disappears them. Different studies have indicated that Azilah may have disposed of scores of ‘undesirables,’ a sign that Duterte’s demise squads within the Philippines had macabre colleagues in Kuala Lumpur.
On March 21, 2009, Asia Sentinel obtained and printed Sirul’s confession to the homicide of Altantuya Shaariibuu, the 28-year-old Mongolian girl whom the 2 murdered, in response to their separate sworn statements, on the orders of then-Protection Minister Najib Razak, on October 19, 2006, in an affair that has attained near-mythic standing for its depravity and callousness. The 2 mentioned a reward for the homicide as casually as delivering celebratory hampers, as Sirul had accomplished earlier that day. They first mentioned killing Altantuya together with two of her companions however virtually on a whim selected Altantuya alone, a sign of how casually they and presumably others within the UTK approached dealing in demise.
Asia Sentinel has printed scores of tales on the demise of Altantuya Shaariibuu. Right here Right here is probably the most complete report. It’s sufficient for the aim of this story to know that in 2009, Sirul and Azilah obtained demise sentences for her homicide. Regardless of a short lived reprieve when the Courtroom of Enchantment overturned the decision, the Federal Courtroom later reinstated the sentence. Fleeing to Australia, Sirul Azhar discovered himself within the clutches of Australian immigration authorities for the previous decade and extra, till the latest Excessive Courtroom resolution led to his launch.
It’s value reminding the general public of his crimes. We’re reprinting his confession beneath, verbatim.
Sirul Azhar Assertion
Report No : 7380/06
Station : Travers
Identify : Sirul Azhar bin Haji Umar
IC No : RF125591
Race : Malay
Date/Place of Start : 29-1-1971
Age : 35 years male
Occupation : Police officer
Tackle of office : UTK, Bukit Aman
Identify of father : Haji Omar bin Haji Hassan
Tackle of father : Deceased
Recording Officers : Insp Nom Phot a/l Prack Dit at Workplace D6, third Ground, Bukit Aman on ninth November 2006 at 1307 afternoon.
On nineteenth (sic) November 2006 I used to be requested by the investigating officer Ok/ASP Tony Anak Lunggan to file the assertion of a Malay inmate named Sirul Azhar Bin Haji Omar Kp RF 125591. The inmate was then dropped at me and I ordered the discharge of his handcuffs.
I then interviewed the inmate who gave the impression to be proficient in Malay. I additionally discovered the inmate in good well being. I then learn out the warning below Part 113(1)(a)(2) of the Felony Process Code to the inmate as follows;-
IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO WARN YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT OBLIGED TO SAY ANYTHING OR TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.
BUT WHATEVER YOU SAY WHETHER IN ANSWER TO A QUESTION OR NOT SHALL BE GIVEN AS A STATEMENT.
S. Do you perceive the warning that has been learn and defined to you?
J. Sure I perceive.
S. Do you have got any questions concerning the warning?
S. Do you wish to give an announcement?
J. Sure I wish to give an announcement.
S. What do you wish to inform me?
J. As a member of the Particular Motion Unit (UTK) on an undetermined date 5 or 6 days earlier than the incident on nineteenth October 2006 whereas I used to be in my workplace I obtained a phone name from Tuan Azilah (Azilah) the officer above me requesting that I meet him in Central market. I couldn’t meet him on the time as a result of I used to be along with Tuan Khairy as his driver.
At the moment, I used to be driving Tuan Khairy to ship hampers in Selayanga and Batu Caves. On my technique to there roughly after 12 midday I obtained one other name from Azilah who requested me the place I used to be and I instructed Azilah I could also be late coming again as I used to be aiding an officer and I replied I might name him again after finishing my duties.
At round 3.00pm, after dropping off the officer on the workplace in Bukit Aman, Azilah telephoned me once more and instructed me to fulfill him in Central Market.
At about 3.15pm I met Azilah at Central Market. He instructed me to look at Malaya Lodge the place the lady who was disturbing the businessman [sic] stayed. Azilah additionally knowledgeable me there have been three girls staying in a room on the eighth ground, the variety of which I’m unable to remember.
After that I went along with Azilah in my automobile, a Satria bearing registration quantity WEA 4717 to search for Malaya Lodge. On the best way there, Azilah talked a few reward of between RM50,000 and RM100,000 if the case was settled. Azilah and I nevertheless didn’t find the lodge after circling the world many occasions.
After failing to find the lodge, Azilah and I returned to Central Market and whereas we have been there, Azilah requested an artist at Central Marketplace for instructions to Malaya Lodge.
The artist, who was Malay, drew a plan of the placement of Malaya Lodge.
After that Azilah and I walked in the direction of Malaya Lodge. We reached Malaya Lodge at 4.00pm.
Once we arrived at Malaya Lodge, Azilah invited me to go to the eighth ground of the lodge. After we reached the eighth ground Azilah confirmed me the room that was occupied by the lady who was disturbing Razak.
Whereas on the eighth ground, Azilah requested me to “shoot to kill” all three girls within the lodge room and requested that I keep in any one of many rooms on the eighth or seventh ground or every other ground with all lodging bills borne by Azilah.
I knowledgeable Azilah that I might not be capable of do it due to the presence of CCTV (closed circuit tv cameras).
After that Azilah and I took the steps to the seventh ground to discover a appropriate room to remain. After trying on the room, I discovered it to be unsuitable and Azilah and I returned to Central Market.
Upon arriving at Central Market, Azilah ordered me to make use of my automobile and drive to Razak’s residence to look at the residence. At about 4.30pm Azilah and I have been driving when Azilah pointed Razak’s residence to me.
I then drove my automobile and reached a petroleum station close to the Puduraya space. Azilah crammed the petrol tank with RM30 value of petrol. After filling the petrol, Azilah and I drove again to Razak’s residence in Damansara Heights.
After observing Razak’s residence, Azilah and I returned to Central Market to allow Azilah to get his automobile.
After dropping Azilah at Central Market I went to the UTK workplace in Bukit Aman. After that I didn’t contact Azilah once more.
On nineteenth October 2006 at about 8.30pm whereas I used to be at house in Kota Damansara, Azilah contacted me by way of his cell phone and requested me to go to Razak’s home instantly. Azilah additionally talked about there was a Chinese language girl who was inflicting a commotion in entrance of Razak’s home.
I used to be prepared at about 8.40pm and drove my jeep bearing registration quantity CAC 1883 in the direction of Razak’s home in Damansara Heights.
Upon arriving in Damansara Heights, I ended my jeep a distance away from Razak’s home. After parking my jeep, I walked in the direction of the doorway of Razak’s home.
Once I arrived in entrance of Razak’s home I noticed Azilah along with a Malay girl in entrance of the home. There was a automobile and Azilah was outdoors the automobile and the Malay girl was contained in the automobile.
I noticed a Chinese language girl speaking to an Indian man whom I didn’t acknowledge and likewise a Chinese language taxi driver who was seated contained in the taxi and safety guards inside Razak’s home.
I then entered the automobile which was a pink Proton Wira and sat within the passenger’s seat. Whereas I used to be seated within the automobile, I noticed Azilah persuading the Chinese language girl with the assistance of the Malay girl to sit down in the identical pink Proton Wira Aeroback the place I used to be seated.
The Chinese language girl entered the automobile and sat behind me whereas the Malay girl additionally entered the automobile and sat behind Azilah who was within the driver’s seat.
Whereas Azilah, the Chinese language girl, the Malay girl and I have been seated within the automobile, the Chinese language taxi driver got here and requested for the taxi fare from the Chinese language girl. Azilah gave him RM50 however the Chinese language man demanded an extra RM150 as a result of he mentioned he needed to make a number of journeys. Azilah then gave the Chinese language man RM100.
After that Azilah drove the Wira automobile in the direction of my jeep. Upon reaching my jeep, I alighted from the automobile and drove my jeep out of Damansara Heights in the direction of Kuala Lumpur. In the course of the journey, Azilah known as and mentioned we must switch the Chinese language girl to my jeep and mentioned that we must always search for a spot.
Once I arrived at Jalan Duta I ended my jeep by the facet of the highway and received down from the jeep and I requested Azilah whether or not the spot was appropriate to do the switch. Azilah replied that it was not appropriate and recommended Bukit Aman as an alternative.
I then went forward to Bukit Aman adopted by Azilah carefully behind and arrived at Bukit Aman at about 10.00pm.
Upon reaching Bukit Aman, I ended my automobile behind the Bukit Aman officers’ mess and Azilah along with the Malay girl introduced the Chinese language girl to my jeep. I seen the lady was refusing to get in whereas being pushed into the again of my jeep.
After the Chinese language girl received into my jeep, Azilah entered my jeep and sat within the passenger seat. I drove out of Bukit Aman adopted by the pink Proton Aeroback which was pushed by the Malay girl.
I may now not see the pink Proton Aeroback pushed by the Malay girl as soon as we had handed the doorway to Bukit Aman.
Alongside the journey, Azilah requested me to discover a place to “shoot to kill” the Chinese language girl. Earlier than arriving at Jalan Duta I seen the again left tyre of my jeep was punctured. I drove by means of the Sensible Tag lane on the toll sales space and stopped on the left hand facet of the highway to alter the tyre.
Whereas I used to be altering the tyre, I seen two Highway Transport Division (JPJ) officers on responsibility however I continued to alter the tyre with Azilah’s assist.
After altering the tyre, I drove to my home in Kota Damansara to take the explosives that I had saved there. After taking the explosives I received into the jeep and drove to Sungai Buloh and Kuala Selangor earlier than arriving on the Punchak Alam forest reserve at about 11.00pm.
On the Punchak Alam forest reserve as I used to be bringing the jeep to a cease, I felt a ache in my abdomen and received out of the jeep and relieved myself (defecated) not far-off from the jeep. After I had relieved myself, I went again into the jeep and on the similar time I noticed Azilah outdoors the jeep carrying a bag containing an M5 weapon and silencer from the jeep that was positioned on the foot remainder of the passenger seat and gave it to me ordering me to “shoot to kill” the Chinese language girl who was contained in the jeep.
After asking for the Chinese language girl’s articles, the Chinese language girl surrendered her jewelry. She then requested to be allowed to urinate. Azilah introduced her down from the jeep and I noticed the Chinese language girl urinating by the facet of the jeep.
After urinating, she noticed the weapon that I used to be holding. I noticed that she was in a state of concern and she or he pleaded to not kill her and mentioned she was anticipating.
On the similar time, Azilah wrestled the lady to the bottom and I may see that she had fallen and was in an unconscious state. I opened hearth in the direction of the left facet of the lady’s head.
After the Chinese language girl was shot, Azilah eliminated all her garments and I took a black rubbish bag and Azilah put all of the Chinese language girl’s garments into the bag.
After placing all her garments into the bag, Azilah seen actions within the Chinese language girl’s arm and ordered me to fireside one other shot however the gun didn’t hearth. I then emptied the weapon and loaded the gun once more and fired one other shot on the similar space which was the left facet of the lady’s head. I then took a black plastic rubbish bag and with Azilah’s assist put the bag over the Chinese language girl’s head to stop blood from spilling.
After that I lifted the fingers of the sufferer whereas Azilah lifted the legs of the sufferer and we carried the sufferer into the woods. Azilah then carried the bag containing the explosives and handed it to me. I took the explosives and hooked up it to the sufferer’s head whereas Azilah hooked up the explosives on the sufferer’s legs as much as the stomach.
Azilah then pulled the lengthy wire in the direction of the jeep and I altered the place of the jeep in order that it confronted away from the woods and drove the jeep about 15 meters from the sufferer.
After the detonation of the explosives, I pulled the surplus wire into the jeep and left the scene and headed in the direction of Bukit Aman.
Azilah and I arrived at Bukit Aman at roughly 12 midnight. On the UTK workplace, Azilah handed me roughly RM430. After that I had a shower and altered garments and put the garments that I wore in the course of the incident along with the sufferer’s garments right into a plastic bag.
After that, I entered the jeep and drove the jeep to a garbage container within the Bukit Aman space close to a development web site. I threw among the sufferer’s belongings and the wire that was used to detonate the explosives along with the empty bag that contained the explosives into the container.
After throwing the issues, I drove the jeep out of Bukit Aman and head in the direction of my home in Kota Damansara. I threw the sufferer’s garments and my very own garments alongside the best way to my home.
I arrived at house at about 1.00am and to put all the way down to relaxation and slept. After that I didn’t have any contact with Azilah till I used to be despatched again from Pakistan and was arrested.
S. To whom did the MP5 weapon and silencer belong to?
J. The weapon belonged to the UTK Bukit Aman and was for my use.
S. What do you imply by the phrase “jimat”?
J. Jimat means “shoot to kill”.
S. Are you telling the reality.
J. Sure it’s the reality.
The assertion was learn again to Sirul Azhar Bin Haji Omar KPT/Paspot RF 125591.
S. Do you want to make any amendments or additions to your assertion after the assertion has been learn to you?
S. Are you giving this assertion voluntarily?
The recording of the assertion ended on ninth November 2006 at 1635 hrs.