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Trial Continues, Former Tabung Haji Chairman Fails To Quash Charges

The Court of Appeal today rejected former Tabung Haji Chairman, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s bid to nullify three corruption charges and 10 money laundering charges.

Judge Kamaluddin Md Said held that all three corruption charges were not defective.

However, the court granted Azeez’s bid to nullify four of the 10 money laundering charges as the alleged locations stated under the four charges were “too wide”.

The court ordered the Baling Member of Parliament’s trial to continue before the Sessions Court.

The UMNO Supreme Council member was charged with a total 13 counts in 2019, in connection with road projects in Perak and Kedah allegedly received from Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd.

Of the 13 charges, three are corruption charges involving RM5.2 million, while the other 10 are money-laundering involving RM13.9 million.

He is the fifth UMNO leader in recent weeks to have failed in their respective bids to be acquitted or discharged.

The other four UMNO leaders are Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and Datin Seri Zizie Izette Abdul Samad.

Upcoming high profile corruption and money laundering trials involving politicians will include UMNO President, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, DAP Chairman, Lim Guan Eng and MUDA President, Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.



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