Court to hear Najib and son’s RM1.7bil tax appeal on June 14

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has fixed June 14 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his son Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin’s appeals against the summary judgments obtained by the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) to recover more than RM1.7bil in tax arrears from them.

Lawyer Wee Yeong Kang, representing Najib and Mohd Nazifuddin, said when contacted that Deputy Registrar Suhaila Haron set the date during case management.

“The hearing of the appeal will be conducted online at 9 am,” he told Bernama.

The former prime minister and his son are appealing against High Courts’ decision in allowing LHDN’s application to enter summary judgments over the income tax arrears.

Two separate High Courts had allowed LHDN’s applications to enter summary judgments for it to recover tax arrears of RM1.69bil from Najib and RM37.6mil from Nazifuddin respectively for the period between 2011 and 2017.

A summary judgment is obtained when the court decides on a case only through written submissions, without a full trial or calling any witnesses to the stand.

Both Najib and Nazifuddin lost their appeals in the Court of Appeal in Sept 2021 to set aside the summary judgments.

On May 10, last year, the Federal Court granted them leave to pursue their appeals to the Federal Court.

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