KUALA LUMPUR: Senior lawyer Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is expected to be charged with money laundering, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at 11.15am on Thursday (Sept 13).
He was escorted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) personnel.
Former judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram is leading the prosecuting team against Dr Muhammad Shafee, who was believed to be arrested by the MACC late Wednesday (Sept 12).
Dr Muhammad Shafee is the lawyer leading the defence team for former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.
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.
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