Don’t comment on Saddiq’s case, reminds JC


KUALA LUMPUR: The judge in the trial of Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has reminded all parties not to make any comments on the ongoing court proceedings.

Judicial Commissioner (JC) Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid gave the reminder after deputy public prosecutor Datuk Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the court that a police report had been lodged against Syed Saddiq’s lawyer Lim Wei Jit, for making comments on the trial and revealing his defence trial during a press conference on June 21.

“I think this has happened in other courts before and now in my court. I hereby remind everyone: let the evidence speak for itself,” the judge said, according to Bernama.

Another lawyer representing Syed Saddiq, Haijan Omar, however, apologised and assured the court that the incident would not recur.

Syed Saddiq, who is also Muda president, is facing four charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), misappropriation of funds and money laundering,

Syed Saddiq, 29, is charged as the then Bersatu youth wing or Armada chief – who was entrusted with the control of Armada funds – of abetting Rafiq Hakim Razali, Armada’s assistant treasurer then, with CBT of RM1mil belonging to the wing.

He is alleged to have committed the offence at CIMB Bank Bhd, Menara CIMB, KL Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, here on March 6, 2020

He is also charged with misusing property for himself, namely RM120,000 from the Maybank Islamic Bhd account belonging to Armada Bumi Bersatu Enterprise by causing Rafiq to dispose of the money at Malayan Banking Bhd, Jalan Pandan 3/6A, Taman Pandan Jaya between April 8 and 21, 2018.He also faces two counts of engaging in money laundering activities, namely two transactions of RM50,000, believed to be proceeds of unlawful activities, from his Maybank Islamic Bhd account into his Amanah Saham Bumiputera account, on June 16 and 19, 2018.

The trial continues.

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