The acquittal of Abdul Razak Baginda yesterday raises fresh questions about the prosecution’s strategy in this case. My view is that there are at least 3 possible scenarios:
1. X told some “friends” of his that he wanted Altantuya taken care of. She was blackmailing him and he wanted her to stop. The “friends” tried to warn her, things got out of hand and they end up killing her to cover up.
2. X ordered the “friends” to kill her – this was the premise the prosecution was working on in the case.
3. X’s “friends” took it upon themselves to deal with Altantuya. Killed her.
X is only guilty of abetting murder in scenario 2. Innocent in scenario 3 but what is X’s liability in scenario 1, which in my mind is the likely scenario.
The prosecution should have examined scenario 1. Think about it.