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Book didn't criminally link Najib to Altantuya murder - Tommy

A memoir made no criminal link between former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and the murder of Mongolian (national) Altantuya Shaariibuu, contended former attorney-general Tommy Thomas.

In a statement of defence against Najib’s defamation suit, the former government top lawyer claimed that the alleged defamatory statements were actually narrating about Thomas’s role in obtaining fresh evidence linked to the 2006 killing.

"The impugned statements, having regard to their true meaning and purport, do not criminally link the plaintiff (Najib) to the murder of Altantuya as a fact.

“The impugned statements narrate the role of the first defendant (Thomas) as public prosecutor...

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