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MACC: Former Tabung Haji chairman not freed of corruption charges yet, trial still ongoing

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Former Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has not been freed of corruption and cash laundering charges and the trial of the case is still ongoing, stated the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

MACC, in an announcement at present stated media studies quoting Abdul Azeez’s counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad as saying that his consumer has been freed of all of the charges was a defence’s argument on the Appeal Court yesterday.

“Amer Hamzah argued {that a} monetary evaluation report by the MACC beforehand acquitted his consumer of corruption charges. MACC want to stress that the assertion was solely an argument that has not been determined by the courtroom,” stated the assertion.

The MACC hoped that the general public would not speculate on the case, including that the courtroom would hear the prosecution’s counter arguments on October 6.

Abdul Azeez, 55, is interesting towards the High Court’s dismissal of his utility to strike out the three bribery charges involving RM5.2 million linked to street initiatives in Perak and Kedah, and 10 money-laundering charges involving a complete of RM13.9 million which he was accused of receiving from Menuju Asas.

He is alleged to have dedicated the offences at CIMB Bank, Jalan Tun Perak in Kuala Lumpur on December 8, 2010 and at Affin Bank, Puchong City Centre, Selangor, on June 13, 2017 and April 10, 2018.

On the cash laundering charges, Abdul Azeez was charged with committing the offences within the Klang Valley space between March 8, 2010 and August 30, 2018. — eNM

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