Court to decide on Nov 18 if Khairuddin, Chang can be charged under Sosma

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  • Thursday, 05 Nov 2015

Khairuddin (left) and Chang.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here fixed Nov 18 for decision on whether the charges against former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang Wen Chieh fall under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

High Court judge Justice Mohd Azman Husin fixed the date after hearing submissions from parties Thursday.

Khairuddin, 53, and Chang, 65, were charged with attempting to sabotage Malaysia's banking and financial services overseas.

Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin had on Oct 23 transferred the matter to the High Court after granting an application by Deputy Public Prosecutor Masri Mohd Daud.

Khairuddin and Chang allegedly committed the offence at five locations from June 28 to Aug 26, this year.

The locations are the office of the France Economic and Financial Crimes Division chief in Paris; Charing Cross Police station, London, United Kingdom; office of the Switzerland Attorney General in Bern; WaiChan Police station, Hongkong and Cantonment Police Headquarters, Singapore.

Both face 15 years' jail under Section 124L of the Penal Code (Act 547) read together with Section 34 of the same Act upon conviction.

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