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Monday, February 22, 2021

High Court dismisses application to forfeit over RM670k from Johor Umno

 


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The prosecution has failed in its bid to forfeit RM677,872.55 allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that was seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) from the Johor Umno liaison committee.

This follows a decision by High Court Judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin in dismissing the prosecution’s forfeiture application against the Johor Umno liaison committee, which was named as the respondent.

In his ruling Monday (Feb 22), Justice Muhammad Jamil said the court found that the applicant had failed to prove the money was proceeds from unlawful activities.

He also said that the Johor Umno liaison committee had submitted evidence to prove that it had received the money from other sources.

Deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim appeared for the prosecution, while counsel Syahrul Syazwan Salehin represented the committee.

The forfeiture application was filed under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

The MACC had filed civil forfeiture applications against 41 people and entities, to recover RM270mil allegedly taken from 1MDB. - Bernama

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