Altantuya’s father says her death linked to Scorpene case
By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
April 10, 2012
File photo of Setev Shaariibuu, who said he is ready to testify in the Scorpene submarine sale probe by French authorities. — Picture by Jack Ooi
PETALING JAYA, April 10 — Dr Setev Shaariibuu has offered himself as a witness in an on-going Scorpene submarine sale probe by French authorities, claiming his daughter’s death is linked to the case.
The father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu said today his testimony would be able to “connect the dots” between her death and the Scorpene case, which will be heard in a French court.
“He (Shaariibuu) knows that there is a connection with the French case and the murder case, and would like to help connect the dots.
“If he testifies in court, he says he will give detailed information,” Mongolian interpreter Tsoggerel Och said, translating what Shaariibuu had told him.
Shaaribuu, who was present, was also accompanied by Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel.
“We know the investigation in France is not about the murder, but it is fundamentally linked to the issue of corruption and the scandal of illegal commissions dogging current Prime Minister (Datuk Seri) Najib (Razak) and his counterparts in France,” said Gabriel.
She said Suaram will be compiling a list of potential witnesses to be given to the French courts, and that Shaariibuu would be one of the potential witnesses on the list.