The former premier and his son's notice of motion for leave to appeal followed the Court of Appeal's Sept 9 dismissal of their appeal over the summary judgement that was entered on them by upholding the High Court decision.
Ex-army sergeant who refused Covid-19 vaccination gets leave to challenge his dismissal and withdrawal of pension
This is the first known case of a civil servant challenging the government for being sacked for not wanting to be vaccinated.
The prosecution led by senior Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram had made the application, with the defence led by Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader and Datuk Jagjit Singh objecting as the court heard submissions on the matter
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Raja Rozela Raja Toran: The credit card bill payments and the purchase of motor vehicle insurance policies and road taxes benefitted only the accused and his wife. In other words, the funds in the YAB account were used for the personal enrichment of [Zahid] and for the benefit of a person or persons with whom Akalbudi has no connection or interest.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Raja Rozela Raja Toran contended that there was ample evidence to find that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had dishonestly misappropriated YAB property entrusted to him. "All evidence points to a plain and obvious conclusion that the funds belonging to YAB had been used for a purpose other than what was intended.”
Shafee's lawyer Sarah Abishegam informed Justice Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin that counsel Harvinderjit Singh had to attend the funeral of his master (his mentor before he was called to the Bar).
The date was fixed by Judicial Commissioner Quay Chew Soon during case management on Monday.
The witnesses included Rosmah’s former staff Datuk Rizal Mansor, former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, and the ministry's former secretaries-general Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad and Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad.
Testifying in the cross-examination of her graft trial on questions by former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, who was appointed a senior deputy public prosecutor, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said she did not notice if the past prime minister's wife bore the title of First Lady
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