The court was informed today that her solar project graft trial is at the tail-end of the prosecution case, which is expected to be concluded soon.
The plaintiff’s sixth witness, Zuraida Ariffin, who was his secretary at the time, testified that she had visited the luxury condominium for the first time when she attended the birthday party in November 2015.
Isa Samad, Emir the ones behind proposal to buy luxury condos at centre of FGV suit against them, witness claims
During cross-examination, Mohd Isa's lawyer Lavinia Kumaraendran (pictured) pointed out that two of the documents Zalily referred to do not clearly point to the involvement of the former FGV chairman as behind the proposal for the acquisition, to which the witness agreed.
Witness Zalily Mohamed Zaman Khan the chief internal auditor of plantation group FGV, which filed the suit against Mohd Isa and Mohd Emir following the purchase of a luxury condominium at The Troika KLCC.
The government, through the IRB, previously in August 2019 sued Tengku Adnan to claim RM57.167 million in unpaid taxes for 2012 to 2017.
According to court procedure, the petition of appeal is required to be filed within 10 days from when the record of appeal, which comprises the grounds of judgment from High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, is ready. In this case, the defence is asking to extend the deadline to file the petition from 10 days to 30 days.
During examination-in-chief today, Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman, who is testifying against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the 1MDB-Tanore trial as the 10th prosecution witness, said he received a salary of RM93,000 a month as chief operating officer (COO) when he first joined 1MDB in August 2012. Mohd Hazem said that when he was promoted to chief executive officer (CEO) in March 2013, he received a salary of RM97,000. Furthermore, during his tenure, he received a five-month bonus in his first year when he was COO and a 10-month bonus when he was CEO.
Today, deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Mustaffa P Kunyalam is expected to finish Mohd Hazem’s reexamination before senior DPP Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram starts asking the witness several questions
This was due to the fact that KPMG had found out that Najib, as 1MDB’s shareholder, was aware of 1MDB’s bogus investments in Brazen Sky Ltd, a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands by Low Taek Jho (Jho Low), Mohd Hazem told the court during Najib's 1MDB-Tanore graft trial.
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had used part of the US$3 billion raised by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) — initially intended for the development of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) — to acquire land in Ayer Itam, Penang as part of Umno’s campaigning leading up to the 2013 General Elections (GE13), the High Court heard today. According to former 1MDB chief executive officer Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman, who is currently testifying as the 10th prosecution witness in the 1MDB-Tanore trial, the land was to be utilised to build an affordable housing development.