KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian court Friday overturned a 2009 murder conviction for two police officers in a scandal that has fascinated the nation and saw critics try to draw a link to Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Abdul Razak Baginda (R) pictured with special unit police officers Sirul Azhar Umar (C) and Azilah Hadri (L) on, 29 June 2007. A murder conviction for the two officers was overturned Friday, while Abdul Razak was acquitted in 2008.
Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar were convicted of the 2006 killing of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, a 28-year-old model and interpreter at the centre of allegations of huge kickbacks in a government purchase of French submarines.
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