Sirul Azhar put on Interpol's watch list

KUALA LUMPUR: Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, one of two policemen convicted and sentenced to death by the Federal Court for the murder of Mongolian model, Altantuya Shaariibuu, has now been included in the list of individuals wanted by the International Police (Interpol).

According to the Interpol website, the 43-year-old was issued a red notice and is required by the Malaysian authorities on the murder case.
A red notice by Interpol means the search and arrest effort for the wanted individuals is conducted by a judiciary or international tribunal for the purpose of extradition.

The Federal Court on Jan 13, had dismissed the earlier decision made by the Court of Appeal to acquit Sirul Azhar and chief inspector Azilah Hadri.

A screen capture of the red notice that was posted up on the Interpol website at www.interpol.int.

The Federal Court's panel of five judges, led by Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Arifin Zakaria, had found both Sirul Azhar dan Azilah guilty and were given the capital punishment for their crime.

Sirul Azhar did not attend the court proceeding when the punishment was meted out. He is believed to be in Australia since last October.