Tag: RM9.5 million
Shafee Abdullah wants High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah to step down from hearing his RM9.5 million case because the judge is also hearing Najib Razak’s money laundering case.
However, the judge dismisses Shafee Abdullah's application to expunge an affidavit made by the attorney-general's special task officer and to cross-examine her.
The lawyer has claimed trial to four charges of money laundering and failing to declare the money to the tax authorities.
The lawyer's son, Farhan, posts his remaining RM500,000 bail at the Sessions Court registry.
Shafee Abdullah claims there are individuals who want him off the defence team of Najib Razak as they are not confident about their case against Najib.
The prominent lawyer says the investigation into him is incomplete, saying MACC should have questioned Najib.
The lawyer says he does not have a pleasant relationship with the ex-judge and fears he will not get a fair trial.
The lawyer faces two counts of money laundering charges and another two for making false declarations to the tax authorities.
Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is expected to face four counts of money laundering charges in relation to the RM9.5 million payout received from Najib Razak.
Ex-Bar president Zainur Zakaria says a criminal investigation should be held along with a probe into professional misconduct.
S Saravana Kumar questions whether Muhammad Shafee Abdullah submitted the money as part of his income tax, and whether the submission was made in the correct year of assessment.
SN Nair says the affidavit supporting Anwar Ibrahim's claim that Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received RM9.5 million will greatly aid in his appeal to reinstate the suit.
The PKR leader says it proves his claim that the specially appointed lead prosecution lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received money from Najib Razak.
The High Court last year struck out the suit on grounds that the claims were 'bare allegations'.
The lawyers group says the new government must probe the allegation and inform the public of the status or outcome of the investigation.
N Surendran and Latheefa Koya also slam Shafee Abdullah's claim that he could not comment on the allegations against him earlier as the suit was filed and pending in court.
Anwar claims he was denied a fair trial after prosecutor Shafee was allegedly paid RM9.5 million by PM.
Gobind Singh Deo says Apandi Ali must intervene as police reports have been lodged, adding that it is the job of the police to investigate each and every report.
Whistleblower site says everything IGP Khalid Abu Bakar needs is in the task force files on 1MDB.
S N Nair says the Sarawak Report editor cannot be compelled to come to Malaysia on her own expenses for police to start investigating reports lodged over RM9.5 million allegedly paid to lawyer Shafee Abdullah.
Opposition MP says Nancy Shukri's response that RM1,000 was the official answer is 'not acceptable'.
Roadshow to discuss alleged 'prosecutorial misconduct' as a follow-up to Sarawak Report exposé.