MACC: Abdul Azeez not freed of graft charges

PUTRAJAYA: Former Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has not been cleared of corruption charges, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has stressed.

The commission said the statement by counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad that a financial analysis report had cleared Abdul Azeez of corruption charges was merely a submission in the Court of Appeal.

“The MACC would like to stress that the statement is only a submission, and no decision on it has been made in court.

“Before this, Abdul Azeez had faced 13 corruption and money laundering charges before the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

“On March 12, the Kuala Lumpur High Court rejected Abdul Azeez’s application for those charges to be struck out.

“Yesterday, the appeal against the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision was heard in the Court of Appeal.“However, media reports had picked up the submissions by the defence and made it seem as if Abdul Azeez had been cleared of all charges, even though the court has yet to make a decision on the case,” it said in a statement yesterday.

The MACC called on the public not to speculate on the case which is still ongoing.

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