Court throws out application on issues over appointment of judges

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today dismissed an application by the Malaysian Bar and the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) to refer four constitutional questions over the legality of the appointment of former Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and former Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional judges, ruling that the issue has become academic. Judge […]

Najib charged with 21 counts of money laundering involving over RM4.3 bln

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was charged at the Sessions Court here today with 21 counts of money laundering involving over RM4.3 billion. The former premier, however, pleaded not guilty to all charges after they were read separately to him before Judge Azura Alwi. On the first to ninth count, Najib was charged with […]

Former PM Najib pleads not guilty to four corruption charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to four counts of corruption involving RM2.3 billion in 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund which were deposited into his personal account. Najib, 65, made the plea after all the charges were read out separately before judge Azura Alwi. […]

Jamal pleads not guilty to leaving country through illegal routes

  KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Besar UMNO division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos pleaded not guilty in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court today to a charge with leaving the country illegally last May. Jamal, 48, made the plea before Magistrate Muhamad Firdaus Sadina Ali. He was charged with having no reasonable cause to have left Malaysia through unauthorised routes at Ampang Puteri KPJ Hospital […]

Men remanded on suspicion of injuring duo

MIRI: Two men arrested on suspicion of injuring two other individuals, one of whom is a woman, were yesterday remanded for four days by a magistrate’s court to facilitate the police investigation. Lower court registrar Brian Bryan Mason allowed the remand application by assistant investigating officer Sgt Chiu Ann Yan from the central police station […]

Muhammad Shafee faces money laundering charges and making incorrect tax filings

KUALA LUMPUR: Renowned lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was charged in the Sessions Court here today on 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. Muhammad Shafee, 66,  however, pleaded not […]

Senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee to be charged under Amla

KUALA LUMPUR: Senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is expected to be charged at the Sessions Court here this morning with four counts of money laundering. According to a source from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhammad Shafee, who is the lawyer leading the defence team for former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s charges of criminal breach of trust, […]

Woman fined RM2,000 for injuring another woman

MIRI: A magistrate’s court here yesterday fined a woman RM2,000 in default three months’ jail for injuring another woman. Magistrate Zuraini Ali Musa convicted Elizabeth Lahung Jau on her own guilty plea to a charge under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt. Elizabeth, from Uma Bawang, Long Lama, injured Annur Daud, 30, […]

Man fined a total of RM11,000 for receiving stolen items

SIBU: The magistrates’ court here yesterday fined a 52-year-old man a total of RM11,000 for four charges of receiving stolen items. Magistrate Muhammad Faizal Che Saad convicted Wang Dong Seng of Rejang Park on his own guilty plea for being in possession of four stolen water meters at 2.15pm on Aug 21. He was charged under […]