Notice for 3rd parties to claim 1MDB-linked money


A NOTICE to third parties with an interest in the money seized from nine entities and individuals, allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), will be gazetted within two months.

High Court Judge Collin Lawrance Sequerah, set before or on Sept 4, for the prosecution to gazette the notice after DPP Nik Haslinie Hashim applied for a two-month period to carry out the process.

The same date was set for the case mention.

The nine are former Land and Cooperative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam, businessman Tan Sri Bustari Yusuf, Johor Umno Liaison Committee, Selangor Umno Liaison Committee, Yayasan Permata Malaysia, Liberal Democratic Party Sabah, Jakel Trading Sdn Bhd, Mediaedge Cia Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Yayasan Persatuan Bekas Anggota Kemas Malaysia.

The notice in the gazette was filed under Section 56 (1) and 61 (2) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

This is to invite third parties to appear in person or be represented by counsel to contest the forfeiture action before the High Court on a specified date.

On June 19, the public prosecutor (PP) filed a notice of motion to forfeit the RM216 million seized from seven respondents.

The seven were Umno, former Paya Besar MP (the late) Datuk Seri Abdul Manan Ismail, Wanita MCA, event management company Binsabi Sdn Bhd, investment company Perano Sdn Bhd, Sabah Umno Liaison Committee and former Kuala Pilah MP Datuk Seri Hasan Malek.

The PP also sought in the notice of motion, for a High Court order allowing the prosecution to publish a notice summoning the third parties with interest to court. — Bernama