Duo will not be tried under Sosma


  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 Apr 2017

PUTRAJAYA: Former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang will face the banking sabotage charge at the Sessions Court, but they will not be tried under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma).

This is following the Federal Court’s decision yesterday to strike out the notices of appeal filed by the prosecution.

It meant that both men could be out on bail pending the trial at the Sessions Court. They were not allowed to be on bail under Sosma.

The Court of Appeal had on Dec 13 last year, upheld the High Court’s decision that the two could not be charged under Sosma for allegedly attempting to sabotage the banking and financial services.

“We agree with the applicants that under Rule 88(1) of the Rules of the Federal Court, it is mandatory for the appellant (Public Prosecutor) to serve notice of appeal to the applicants within 14 days. It was not done.

“Both appeals are struck out,” said Justice Hasan Lah who chaired the five-man panel.

Both Khairuddin and Chang will have their trial heard at the Sessions Court from May 11.

Speaking to reporters later, Khairuddin said he was grateful to God for the decision by the five judges.

Khairuddin, the former Batu Kawan Umno division deputy head, and Chang were charged in a magistrate’s court on Oct 12, 2015 for allegedly attempting to sabotage the banking and financial services sector.

They were charged with committing the offences between June 28 and Aug 26, 2015 at the Paris police station; the Charing Cross police station in London; the Swiss AG’s Office in Bern; the WaiChan police station in Hong Kong; and the Cantonment police headquarters in Singapore.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

News , bureaus

   

Next In Nation

Jabs drive covering more ground
1,588,915 people fully vaccinated
Panel formed to look into reconvening of Parliament
PM: We’re on track to hit herd immunity
MOE to recruit 18,702 teachers
It’s part and parcel of the job, say delivery sisters
All sorts of appliances being sent to loved ones at quarantine centre
‘Buy only approved oximeters’
RM30bil more to be distributed
Singapore may accept MySejahtera as vaccination passport soon

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers