Chronology of high profile cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) — Following are the high profile cases involving several prominent figures in Malaysia since last year.

They are among those who have been charged with various offences including money laundering, corruption and criminal breach of trust.

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah :

Sept 13, 2018 – Muhammad Shafee, 67, a prominent lawyer, was charged in the Sessions Court here, with two counts of receiving money from illegal activities amounting to RM9.5 million from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and two counts of making incorrect filings under the Income Tax Act 1967.

High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah has fixed April 15 for further case management and the trial has been set for 10 days from June 10 to June 20, 2019.

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor :

Oct 4, 2018 – Rosmah, 67, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here on 12 counts of money laundering, involving RM7,097,750, and five counts for failing to declare her income to the Inland Revenue Board. High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan fixed March 21 for case management.

Nov 15, 2018 – Rosmah was charged in the Sessions Court here, with two counts of soliciting RM187.5 million and receiving RM1.5 million for the project to provide electricity to schools in 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

The case was fixed for mention on Feb 15 before Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad and March 15 was set for hearing to transfer the case to the High Court before judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah.

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi :

Oct 19, 2018 – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, 66, who is also UMNO president pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to 10 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and eight counts of bribery involving RM42,083,132.99 and 27 counts of money-laundering totalling RM72,063,618.15.

Dec 14, 2018 – Ahmad Zahid claimed trial in the Sessions Court here with an additional count of CBT amounting to RM10 million belonging to Akalbudi Foundation.

The case was fixed for mention before judge Rozina Ayob on Feb 20.

Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid :

Oct 25, 2018 – Hasanah, 61, former director-general of the Research Division in the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a CBT charge involving USD 12.1 million belonging to the Malaysian government and the case was fixed for mention before judge Rozina Ayob on Feb 21.

Tan Sri Musa Aman :

Nov 5, 2018 – Former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was charged in the Sessions Court here with 35 counts of bribes over timber concession contracts in Sabah involving US$63.3 million. The case was fixed for mention before Judge Rozina Ayob on Feb 20.

Datuk Rizal Mansor :

Nov 15, 2018 – Rizal, 45, former special officer to the former Prime Minister was charged in the Sessions Court, here on four counts of soliciting and accepting bribes, involving RM5.5 million, for himself and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, over the supply and installation of solar panels to rural schools in Sarawak.

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor :

Nov 15, 2018 – Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan, 69, former Federal Territories Minister pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here on a charge of accepting RM1 million bribe from a businessman, Tan Eng Boon and an alternative charge of accepting RM1 million from the same person for approval of an application by a company to raise development related ratio in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

The court fixed six days from July 2,3,4,9,10 and 11; for trial before High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan.

Nov 15, 2018 – Tengku Adnan was charged in the Sessions Court with accepting a RM2 million bribe from a businessman, Chai Kin Kong and the case was fixed for mention before High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali on Feb 28.

Datuk Tan Eng Boon :

Nov 15, 2018 – Tan, 70, a businessman, claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to a charge of offering a bribe of RM1 million to former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, to get approval for a company to raise the plot ratio for development at Jalan Semarak in 2013.

The case was fixed for mention before judge Azura Alwi on Feb 15.

Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad :

Dec 14, 2018 – former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, 70, was charged in the Sessions Court here with one count of CBT and nine counts of corruption, involving more than RM3 million, in connection with a hotel purchase in Kuching, Sarawak, by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).

The case was fixed for mention on Feb 26 before judge Azura Alwi.

Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim :

Jan 16, 2019 – Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, 52, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to three charges of accepting bribes, totalling RM5.2 million, in connection with road projects in Perak and Kedah, and nine counts of money laundering, involving nearly RM140 million.

Meanwhile, Abdul Azeez’s brother, Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim, 61, was charged with two counts of abetting Abdul Azeez in committing the alleged offences.

The case was fixed for mention before judge Azura Alwi on March 27.

— BERNAMA

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)