PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Court of Appeal has fixed May 13 to hear former Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s appeal to set aside the leave obtained by the Attorney General (AG) to initiate committal proceedings against him for allegedly intimidating a witness in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial.
The Attorney General's Chambers received a letter dated April 2 from the court notifying that the hearing date has been rescheduled to May 13.
The appellate court had earlier set March 31 for hearing of Lokman's appeal.
On Jan 14, this year, the High Court in Kuala Lumpur dismissed Lokman's application to set aside the leave obtained by former Attorney General Tommy Thomas to initiate committal proceedings against him for allegedly intimidating a witness in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1MDB case.
On Oct 22 last year, the High Court granted leave for the Attorney General to initiate committal proceedings against Lokman for contempt of court acts perpetrated on two occasions on Sept 25, last year.
In the application, the Attorney General sought an order for Lokman to be committed to prison or be fined for his actions.
Last month, the Court of Appeal granted Lokman a stay of the committal proceedings hearing pending disposal of his appeal in the Court of Appeal. – Bernama
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