Abdul Razak Back In Jail As Court Refuses To Entertain Oral Bail Application
SHAH ALAM, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, who has been charged with abetment in the murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, was sent back to prison Friday after he failed to get his bail extended.
Shah Alam High Court Judge Datuk K.N.Segara refused to entertain an oral application for the extension as well as interim bail made by his counsel Wong Kian Kheong and ordered Wong to file in a formal application.
"Make a formal application. This is a serious charge. I am not interested (to hear the oral bail application). I want it in the affidavit. You had more than sufficient time to do so. I have already made the ruling and will not entertain anything else," said Segara who insisted that he needed to proceed hearing another case involving an Iranian man remanded since 1999, and subsequently left the court.
In the afternoon, Wong filed the formal bail application to have Abdul Razak, 46, released from prison while awaiting his trial. The court fixed Jan 19 to hear the bail application.
Abdul Razak was then sent to the Sungai Buloh prison and will remain there until a decision is made on the application.
Abdul Razak, 46, had earlier been allowed to be released on RM1 million bail in two sureties but it expired today. He appeared shocked by the court's decision and was seen discussing it with Wong. He was also seen embracing his wife Mazlinda Makhzan and daughter Roweena. more..