PETALING JAYA: It is “most likely” that former finance minister Daim Zainuddin will be charged in court next week, says Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Azam Baki.
According to Malaysiakini, Azam said Daim was discharged from hospital today, citing his lawyer.
“His lawyer has informed my IO (investigating officer) that Daim was discharged from hospital. From what I understand, he was discharged earlier today.
“The IO is communicating with Daim’s lawyer to set a date for his day in court. Most likely, it will be next week,” Azam was quoted as saying.
Yesterday, Azam said MACC had received the attorney-general’s chambers’ (AGC) approval to bring Daim to court, though this was put off since the former minister was in hospital.
Azam also did not specify the nature of the charges in question.
MACC said its investigation into Daim began in February 2023 and was based on information from the Pandora Papers leak, which linked several prominent Malaysians to offshore tax havens.
It summoned Daim’s wife, Naimah Khalid, and their sons, Amir and Amin, to provide information on assets belonging to the family.
Daim and his family have filed an application in court for a judicial review to challenge the investigation, describing it as unconstitutional.
On Tuesday, Naimah was charged in the Kuala Lumpur sessions court with failing to comply with an MACC notice requiring the declaration of assets such as companies, several plots of land, as well as two vehicles.