Chief Registrar's Office releases CCTV footage showing bail counter did not close early

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 27 Apr 2023

PETALING JAYA: The Federal Court Chief Registrar's Office has released CCTV footage of the bail counter at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, saying this shows it did not close early and was open until 4pm on April 20.

"The Chief Registrar's Office refers to a statement issued by this office dated April 23.

"To verify the explanation made in that statement, a CCTV recording attached shows that on April 20, the bail counter at the KL Court (facing the ATM machines) was still in operation and the public was still handling their affairs there till 4pm," it said.

The Chief Registrar uploaded the footage on Instagram along with the brief statement on Thursday (April 27).

The video posted is of a screen playing sped-up footage, with the time displayed in the lower left corner.

Seen in the foreground on the left are ATM machines and on the right are some doors which presumably lead to the bail office.

The one-minute 22-second video shows footage starting at the 3.31pm timestamp and ending at 4.07pm.

The footage shows people walking around the floor conducting their business.

Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng had urged for the release of CCTV footage to prove the Chief Registrar Office's April 23 statement.

The Chief Registrar Office previously said that it was untrue that the bail counters were closed early.

Last week, it was reported that six men had to spend the long weekend in prison as the counter processing bail closed before its stipulated time.

The six were among the 10 accused who claimed trial to criminal conspiracy with intention to cheat.

The Chief Registrar's Office said that the bailors for the six accused did not present themselves at the counter before it closed at 4pm.

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