High Court to set new trial dates for Shafee’s case


KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has set Aug 10 for case management to fix new dates for the trial of Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (pic), who is facing two counts of money laundering involving RM9.5mil allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).

High Court judge Justice Muhammad Jamil Hussin had set the new date following an application from Shafee’s lawyer Sarah Abishegam.

She had asked for the new trial dates to be set after two of her client’s applications to challenge the appointment of former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team were completed. One application was for judicial review and the other was a criminal application.

“The application for judicial review will be heard at the High Court on July 13, while the appeal application against the criminal court decision dismissing the application filed by Muhammad Shafee to challenge Gopal Sri Ram’s appointment will be heard at the Court of Appeal on July 24, ” she said.

Deputy public prosecutor Afzainizam Abdul Aziz did not object to the request. Prior to this, the High Court fixed 16 days beginning March 9 for the trial.

On Sept 13,2018, Shafee pleaded not guilty to receiving proceeds from unlawful activity via cheques issued by Najib, which were remitted into his CIMB Bank account.

He is also facing two charges of being involved in transactions of proceeds from unlawful activity, by making inaccurate statements and in contravention of paragraph 113(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act 1967 for financial years ending Dec 31,2013, and Dec 31,2014. — Bernama

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