Isa Samad's corruption trial postponed to Dec 24

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed Dec 24 for submissions in the corruption trial involving former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad (pic).

The hearing for submissions was initially scheduled before High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali Friday(Dec 4), but it was deferred due to the conditional movement control order (MCO).

Isa's lawyer Siti Sarah Khalil told the press that parties were informed of the new date by High Court deputy registrar Mahyudin Mohmad Som via email on Dec 2.

On Sept 3, the defence closed its case after calling six witnesses to testify, including Isa.

Meanwhile, the prosecution had called 15 witnesses.

On Dec 14,2018, Isa claimed trial at a Sessions Court here to nine counts of receiving graft involving more than RM3mil.

He allegedly received bribes of RM100,000; RM140,000; RM300,000; RM250,000; RM500,000; RM500,000; RM300,000; 500,000; and RM500,000 totalling RM3.09mil from Gagasan Abadi Properties Sdn Bhd director Ikhwan Zaidel between July 2014 and December 2015.

He is said to have committed the offences at level 49, Menara Felda, Platinum Park, No. 11, Persiaran KLCC near here.

The charges under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009 carries a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the bribe for each charge, if found guilty.

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