Prosecution seeks stay of decision on forfeiture of RM1.59m belonging to Johor Bahru BN, Jakel Trading

by BERNAMA/ pic by BLOOMBERG

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)  has sought  for a stay of  the High Court’s decision in dismissing its application to forfeit RM1.59 million that was seized from Jakel Trading and Johor Bahru Barisan Nasional (BN) pending its appeal.

The money was seized for allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund scandal.

Jakel Trading and Johor Bahru BN allegedly received the monies from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak amounting RM628,314 and RM957,395.65 respectively.

On June 9 this year, Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh dismissed the prosecution’s application to forfeit the money.

Deputy public prosecutor Maziah Mohaide said the stay application was filed last June 30.

“The affidavit has been submitted to Johor Bahru BN on July 9, while to Jakel Trading on July 3,” she said when met after the case management, held in chambers before Senior Assistant Registrar Norazihah Asmun today.

Lawyers Nursyahirah Zulkifli and Thevini Nayagam, representing Johor Bahru BN and Jakel Trading, respectively, were also present.

Maziah said the court also set Aug 7 for Johor Bahru BN’s  case management and Aug 14 for the case involving Jakel Trading.