Sirul Azhar Umar, convicted of murder in Altantuya case, will be sent home if Malaysia abolishes death penalty

A bodyguard to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has had his claim for asylum rejected by Australia, and will face deportation to his home country if it abolishes the death penalty.

Sirul Azhar Umar was sentenced to death for the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, a Mongolian woman who was a translator for, and lover of, one of Najib’s former associates, Razak Baginda.

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