Abdul Azeez submits letter of representation to get graft, money laundering charges dropped

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  • Thursday, 23 Jun 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, who is on trial for corruption and money laundering in connection with road projects in Perak and Kedah, has submitted a letter of representation to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) for the charges to be dropped.

Deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim said the AGC team was studying the matter.

"For the court’s information, the decision on Abdul Azeez’s application at the Court of Appeal to strike out all his charges was set for July 1,” she said at case mention proceedings before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi here.

Abdul Azeez’s lawyer Hamzah Arshad confirmed the representation.

The court then fixed Aug 30 for next mention of the case to be informed of the status of the representation and the decision on the appeal.

Abdul Azeez, 55, is facing three charges of receiving bribes worth RM5.2mil in connection with road projects in Perak and Kedah and 10 counts of money laundering involving a total of RM13.9mil that he allegedly received from Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd.

He is accused of committing the corruption offences at CIMB Bank, Jalan Tun Perak here on Dec 8, 2010, and at Affin Bank, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor on June 13, 2017 and April 10, 2018, while the alleged money laundering acts were committed around the Klang Valley between March 8, 2010 and Aug 30, 2018.

On March 12, the High Court dismissed Abdul Azeez’s application to quash three corruption charges and 10 money laundering charges.

The High Court also allowed Abdul Azeez, who is Baling MP, to adjourn the hearing of his case in the Sessions Court pending the outcome of the appeal in the Court of Appeal.

The hearing of Abdul Azeez's case began on Aug 19, 2020 in the Sessions Court with seven prosecution witnesses called to testify. – Bernama

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