Speaking to the media for the first time since his acquittal from the case on Oct 31, Abdul Razak said that neither Najib nor his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, had met Altantuya.
"I know that Najib and his wife had never met the deceased Altantuya," Abdul Razak told a packed press conference at a hotel here and pleaded for the media and the public to stop spreading "lies about Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife."
So much 'fitnah' (lies) have been thrown towards the DPM and his wife. he said.
"Those who have spread such lies can never produce any authentic evidence because there are none."
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He also said that Altantuya was never involved in any arms deal as was mentioned by various quarters for the reason of her killing.
The former Najib aide said that the arms deal took place in 2002, and he met Altantuya two years after that.
He added that he could do nothing about the public perception on the matter, urging everyone to stop linking Najib and Rosmah to the murder.
Abdul Razak also said that Najib would make a good prime minister.
The political analyst was originally charged with abetting with two elite police officers to murder Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in November 2006.
He was however acquitted without having to enter defence on Oct 31. The other two will have their defence heard next year when the trial continues.
Abdul Razak's acquittal came as a shock to many observers as the prosecution had claimed to have a strong case against him.
Claims of alleged political interference in the case grew stronger when the prosecution did not appeal against the acquittal.
In his 50-minute long press conference held at Hotel Maya in Kuala Lumpur this morning, Abdul Razak blamed bloggers and opinion makers in creating a negative impression on the case.
He also said that he planned to finish his doctoral degree in international relations at Oxford University.
The press conference was also attended by his father and brother.
Both his wife and daughter were not there.Abdul Razak is a known confidante of Najib, having worked on government arms procurement projects while the latter was defence minister.
He was to have held a press conference on Nov 6 but it was cancelled at the last minute.