KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court will hear next month an application by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam to set aside leave granted to Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas for committal proceedings against him for allegedly threatening a prosecution witness.
Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah fixed Jan 9 after DPP Mohamad Mustafa P. Kunyalam informed the court that the prosecution had received an affidavit from the defence to set aside the leave to initiate the committal proceedings.
DPP Mustafa said the prosecution needed time to go through the affidavit and asked for two weeks to reply to it.
Lawyer Muhammad Farhan Muhammad Shafee represented Lokman in the proceedings here yesterday.
The prosecution witness in question was Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, who was Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former special officer.
Amhari was one of the key witnesses in Najib’s 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial in which the latter is accused of misappropriating RM2.28bil in 1MDB funds.
On Oct 22, Justice Sequerah allowed the AG to initiate committal proceedings against Lokman.
The AG said on Sept 25, Lokman, in a video interview, uttered words implying a threat against Amhari for having given evidence against Najib in the 1MDB trial.