Lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah insisted today that the court should rule on the allegation that Mohd Hazem's witness statement was hearsay. He cited a case law which ruled that issues of hearsay must be dealt with by the judge when they arise and not at the end of the case.
In the event that he is not able to pay the fine by tomorrow, he faces 18 months' imprisonment.
The 44 pieces of jewellery were among the items that were taken by the police at two residential units in Pavilion residences, Bukit Bintang, in May 2018.
Court fixes Sept 23 for decision on bid to strike out Deepak’s suit against Boustead over land in Selangor
In the suit, Deepak alleged that the defendants sought to wrongfully deprive him of two plots of land in Kapar, Klang, measuring 96.83 acres and 81.09 acres respectively and 45.42 acres of land in Bukit Raja, Petaling.
MoH director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah addressed concerns over a viral message on social media regarding certain areas in Subang Jaya that are supposedly Covid-19 hotspots. He reiterated that the message is not true.
Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan ruled that Najib had failed to show how the charge against him is oppressive.
During cross-examination today, defence counsel Datuk N Sivananthan, who is representing 1MDB's former president Arul Kanda Kandasamy, asserted that although there were suggestions and requests to drop certain parts of the audit report, the ultimate decision on removing and/or tampering with the report was still the onus of Ambrin.
However, Ambrin defended that since the order came from the government, he felt the pressure to comply with the requests.
Hearing of PSOSL’s bid to vary interim order blocking movement of 1MDB-linked funds adjourned to Aug 19
PSOSL’s lawyer Alex Tan told the court that there were some new developments in the UK and for this reason, it was seeking a short adjournment to the hearing of its application.
Former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang today disagreed with lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's contention that the Feb 24 meeting, chaired by then chief secretary of the government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, was in fact an exit conference meeting. Instead, Amrin said the meeting was an "abnormal" practice.