Stay application on dismissal of forfeiture bid against Pekan Umno postponed to Nov 20

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has postponed the case management of the prosecution’s application, for stay of the court’s decision in dismissing the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC)’s application to forfeit RM700,000 allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, that was seized from Pekan Umno, to next month.

Deputy Public Prosecutor from the MACC Abdul Rashid Sulaiman said that the prosecution had received an email from the High Court Registrar on Thursday (Oct 22) which informed them that the case management has been set on Nov 20 before senior assistant registrar Maryam Jamielah Ab Manaff.

"The case management is for the application for stay of the court’s earlier decision in dismissing the application to forfeit the money seized from Pekan Umno,” he said via WhatsApp.

The case management was initially scheduled for Friday (Oct 23) but was vacated following the implementation of the conditional movement control order (MCO) in Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur from Oct 14 to 27.

On Sept 17, Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh dismissed the prosecution’s application after finding that on the balance of probabilities, the applicant (MACC) has not succeeded in proving that the seized sum of RM700,000 is the proceeds of unlawful activity.

In his judgment, Shahrir said all respondents contended that the sum of RM700,000 was fully utilised to defray expenses for utilities, purchase of equipment and other payments for the first respondent and that the account balance appearing in the account of the first respondent on the date the freezing order was served did not originate from the impugned accounts of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The forfeiture application was made under Section 56 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.- Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

MACC , Umno , Pekan , RM700 , 000 , forfeit , High Court , postponed


Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

Zoo Negara has enough funds for the next half year but must prepare contingency plan, says Natural Resources Minister
Two high school friends from Ranau reunite at Universiti Teknologi Petronas after six years apart
Transport Ministry committed to helping the disabled, says Dr Wee
Floods: Number of evacuees in Terengganu rises, situation improves in Perak and Kelantan
Transport Ministry ready to help army veterans, says Dr Wee
Appeal by 33 people including Sabah CM over dissolution of state assembly withdrawn
Hamzah: Firms can hire foreign workers if they finance deportation of those held at immigration depots
No mining of non-radioactive rare earth elements until SOPs are followed, says Natural Resources Minister
Ismail Sabri: Action taken against 482 people over MCO violations on Wednesday (Dec 2)
Covid-19: Four new clusters detected with three in Sabah and one in Selangor

Stories You'll Enjoy