KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Umno has filed a preliminary objection against the government’s application to forfeit more than RM2.7million seized from it.
The money seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.
Muzzammil Merican, a lawyer representing Selangor Umno, said the notice of objection was served through a letter to the High Court here on Sept 22.
“This objection is related to the way the forfeiture proceeding had begun. We will argue that the proceeding did not start off correctly.
“The hearing was scheduled yesterday but following the enforcement of the conditional movement control order in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from Oct 14 to 27, the proceeding was postponed, ” he said.
Muzzammil said judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin had fixed Nov 27 for the hearing of the preliminary objection notice.
The forfeiture application was filed against Selangor Umno which was named as the respondent under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Earlier, former MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya was reported to have said that the agency had filed forfeiture suits against 41 respondents in order to recover about RM270 million in funds linked to 1MDB.
MACC believes the money, amounting to RM2,738,525.08, was transferred from the account of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. — Bernama
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