WOULD the release of former hit-man squad (Unit Tindakan Khas/UTK) member Sirul Azhar Umar from the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney, Australia on Saturday (Nov 11) throw a spanner in any way to the incessant push by UMNO for the royal pardon of incarcerated former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak?
First thing first. If Putrajaya wants to apply for Sirul’s extradition, fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) reckoned that it has to do what it has done for the late culture, youth and sports minister Datuk Mokhtar Hashim who was convicted for the 1982 murder of rival politician, Negri Sembilan state assembly speaker Taha Talib.
Eventually, Mokhtar had his death sentence commuted to life imprisonment by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (at the advice of the government that be) and the former three-term Tampin MP was ultimately granted a royal pardon in 1991.
“If that’s the case, Australia will facilitate Sirul’s return to Malaysia for it’ll not do so if the death sentence is maintained,” contended the Manchester, UK-based mercenary blogger in his video clip entitled “Bad News for Najib: Altantuya’s murderer has been freed” (Berita Buruk bagi Najib: Sirul, Pembunuh Altantuya, Sudah Bebas) (Editor’s Note: Watch from 14: 50 till end).
“Another option is to grant Sirul and (his deemed accomplice) Azilah Hadri a full pardon as in the case of now Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.”
RPK went on to suggest that should the Malaysian government still insist that both men are guilty of murder, it can then enter into a deal with Australia that the duo shall be bestowed full pardon on condition that they reveal the truth which is that they were acting on order of their higher-ups.
“By so doing, we can bury and get closure to this case once and for all amid incessant speculations that span 17 years with regard to who from the top actually instructed the murder of Altantuya,” he opined.
Interestingly, fellow Victoria, Australia-based blogger Hussein Hamid a.k.a. Steadyaku 47 (wanted by Malaysian police for making seditious remarks) reckoned that Najib really has nothing to worry about as far as Sirul is concerned.
— STEADYAKU47 (@steadyaku47) May 13, 2022
“Common sense will tell you that there is nothing Sirul can do to make life more miserable for Najib. Kepit Man is already in jail. He is already facing millions in fines and hundreds of millions that he still has to pay to LHDN (Inland Revenue Board),” contended Hussein who has been actively blogging on Malaysian affairs in recent times.
“And if God is unkind, his wife will soon join him in Kajang … so for Kepit Man a.k.a. Bossku a.k.a. ex-premier of Malaysia, Sirul is less of a worry to him than the mosquitoes at Kajang.
“Let us all wait and see what the next few weeks or months will bring to the fate of Sirul. He has gone through so much personal pain and suffering for having carried out what he thought was a job that he was trained to do as a UTK operative. Enough said.” – Nov 14, 2023