Sabah Umno seeks to settle govt’s RM1.25 million forfeiture bid

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah Umno is seeking to settle the government’s forfeiture application against it for RM1.25 million in alleged 1MDB funds.

Deputy public prosecutor Mahadi Abdul Jumaat told High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan that lawyer Harcharanjit Singh, who is representing the state chapter, had said they would be submitting a representation to the attorney-general (AG).

“I have spoken to the counsel and they say they intend to file a representation for a settlement.

“I need to get the AG’s instructions on that,” he said when the case came up for hearing today.

Harcharanjit meanwhile told the court that Sabah Umno would send its representation letter to the AG by tomorrow.

Zaini then set Dec 18 for next mention pending the AG’s response. He said a new hearing date would be fixed if the representation does not return in favour of Sabah Umno.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking to recover RM270 million from 41 individuals and organisations in funds allegedly channelled from Najib Razak’s bank account.

The authorities claim the money that Sabah Umno as well as other individuals and organisations received were funds from illegal activities.