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Court to  hear Musa’s  application  on May 6 
Published on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here on Monday set May 6 to hear an application on legal issues by the defence in the case of former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman who is facing 16 counts of money laundering amounting to US$37.8 million and SG$2.5 million.

Judge Rozina Ayob fixed the date when the case came up for mention.

Earlier, lawyer Francis Ng Aik Guan, representing Musa, informed the court that the defence was ready with its submission on the application, but deputy public prosecutor Datuk Salim Soib @ Hamid, who is prosecuting, said the prosecution would object to the application and needed time to reply to it.

“The respondent (prosecution) intends to file an affidavit-n-reply, within 14 days from April 10. This is because affidavits have to be obtained from Hong Kong and Singapore diplomatic officers.

“The prosecution has received the defence application on April 10,” he said, adding that the prosecution would submit the affidavit-in-reply on April 24.

All the charges were framed under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Prevention of Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Unlawful Activities Act 2001, which provides a maximum jail term of 15 years and a fine of five times the value of the proceeds of  illegal activities or RM5 million, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Each of the charges, framed under Section 11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997, carries a maximum imprisonment of 20 years and fine not less than five times the amount of bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if convicted.

The prosecution also informed the court that they have filed an application to transfer Musa’s case to the High Court and that the date to hear the application has been fixed for April 22.

The Sessions Court also set May 6 for mention of Musa’s corruption case.



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