Published: Monday February 18, 2013 MYT 4:49:00 PM
Foreign Ministry to send representative to attend Theophilus’ death case
KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry will send a representative to attend hearing into the death of Al-Jazeera editor Claudia Theophilus should the case go to court.
Deputy Foreign Minister Senator A. Kohilan Pillay said Monday the Malaysian Embassy in Lebanon was still monitoring progress of investigation into the shooting case.
"The investigation by Lebanese authorities is still ongoing," he said after launching Apollo Hospitals Group Information Centre, here.
Claudia, 42, was shot and killed on Feb 2 in what was believed to have been a freak accident while on vacation in the mountains of Baakleen, Lebanon.
Her body arrived from Lebanon on Feb 9 before being cremated in Seremban on Feb 11.
As for the two Malaysians detained in Lebanon for suspected ties with Al Qaeda, Kohilan said that the investigation was still ongoing.
He said the military tribunal in Lebanon, which heard the case last month, did not decide whether the charges against them should be dropped or not.
On Oct 18 last year, Mohd Razif Mohd Ariff, 30, and Mohammad Razin Sharhan Mustafa Kamal, 21, were detained by Lebanese authorities in Beirut before being brought before the military tribunal.
They pleaded not guilty and have since been under detention by Lebanese security authorities. - Bernama
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