KUALA LUMPUR: Reporters and cameramen are on standby at the main entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex ahead of the arrival of senior lawyer Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.
Dr Muhammad Shafee, who is leading the defence team for former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, is expected to be charged by graft busters on Thursday (Sept 13) under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
He was said to have left the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a black Toyota Alphard and will arrive at the court complex soon.
Dr Muhammad Shafee was believed to be arrested by the MACC late Wednesday (Sept 12).
On Sept 6, the Attorney General’s Chamber issued an affidavit claiming that Dr Muhammad Shafee received payments amounting to RM9.5mil from Najib between 2013 and 2014.
Allegations have surfaced that the payments were made to prosecute Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Sodomy II appeals at the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.
Dr Muhammad Shafee denied the allegations, saying that the payments were for legal services done for Umno and Barisan Nasional.
Muhammad Shafee expected to be charged with money laundering (updated)
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