Wasli trial postponed to next year


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 Jul 2004

KOTA KINABALU: The Sessions Court here has fixed Oct 3 to 31 next year for the corruption trial of former Sawit Kinabalu Bhd managing director Datuk Wasli Said. 

Sessions Court judge Caroline Bee Majanil fixed the date following an application by senior prosecuting officer P. Ganason of the Anti-Corruption Agency for a postponement of the trial that was supposed to begin yesterday. 

Ganason had said the prosecution was awaiting the outcome of its appeal against a Kota Kinabalu High Court decision disallowing the Wasli trial to be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur High Court. 

Wasli, 56, had on Feb 12 pleaded not guilty to five charges involving RM1mil and 3.36 million company shares. 

Among others, he is accused of bribing former Land and Co-operative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam with 3.36 million shares of Sapi Plantations Sdn Bhd between Nov 4, 1996 and Oct 25, 1997. 

Kasitah was the Sabah Land Development Board chairman at that time.  

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