Wednesday June 23, 2010
Ex-special officer not implicated in Altantuya case
DATUK Nasir Safar, former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was not implicated in Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder case.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said this in a written reply to R. Sivarasa (PKR-Subang), who had asked whether Nasir was the man in the blue Proton car that arrived in front of Abdul Razak Baginda’s house on Oct 19 in 2006, minutes before Altantuya, 28, was removed by Sirul Azahar, Azilah Hadri and one Leftenan Kolonel Rohaniza. She was murdered and found in a jungle clearing in Shah Alam a month after the murder.
Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang) questioned the necessity of the mounted unit established by the Kajang Prison in 2004 to guard the prison compound, saying it costs RM170,000 per year to feed and maintain eight horses and needed 13 officers to care for the animals.
In reply, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusof said it was more practical to have a mounted unit guard the large area surrounding the prison complex.
Earlier, Abu Seman told Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said (BN-Kuala Krau) that the Prisons Department had submitted an application on May 21 this year to the Public Service Department for a pay rise for prison warders, sub-inspectors and superintendents.