Feb 3 court date for former spy agency head’s CBT case

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court has fixed 15 days, from Feb 3 next year, to hear the case of former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid who is charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM50.4mil belonging to the government.

Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah set the dates when the case came up for case management on Wednesday (April 17).

He also fixed this May 25 for further case management.

Earlier, Hasanah, 61, represented by lawyer Datuk Shaharudin Ali, claimed trial to the charge after it was read out to her again.

Deputy public prosecutor Mahadhir Mohd Khairudin, who is prosecuting in the case, said he would be calling 15 to 20 witnesses.

Hasanah was charged in her capacity as a civil servant, with committing the offence at the office of the director-general, Research Division, Prime Minister's Department, Putrajaya, between April 30 and May 9, 2018.

The charge, under Section 409 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping and fine, upon conviction. – Bernama

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