IRB claimed that the 69-year-old former Federal Territories minister owed excess taxes for the year 2012 till 2017 as stated in a notice served on him on March 15. The notice was sent via AR Registered and was received by Tengku Adnan on March 22.
Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said they would put in an application to strike out the notice and an affidavit in support of the application by Monday (Aug 5).
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh dismissed the objection and fixed Oct 1 for case management should third parties come to challenge the forfeiture.
The defence team — led by Hisyam Teh Poh Teik and comprising Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Zainal and Hamidi Mohd Noh — had requested that his trial be held in Shah Alam via a written application on July 15.
Najib's affirmed affidavit from another trial showed that the former premier knew that the RM42 million in his AmBank accounts came from SRC International Sdn Bhd as early as February 2016, contradicting his defence that he did not know the money came from the former 1Malaysia Development Bhd unit.
Yu had last week testified that Najib's signatures were required for any cheques for withdrawal on his accounts and that it was not possible for former SRC International Sdn Bhd chief executive officer to withdraw funds from the account.
The postings in question were dated on the night of July 15 and on the morning of July 17.
At about 12:22pm, High Court deputy registrar Mahyudin Mohd Som informed the parties involved in the case of the warning by the authorities when lawyer Harvinderjit Singh was cross-examining former AmBank relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping.
Former AmBank customer relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping will continue to be cross-examined by the defence with focus on her exchanges with fugitive businessman Jho Low.