High Court dismisses MACC’s request to forfeit RM100,000 from Kasitah Gaddam


THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) failed in its bid to forfeit RM100,000, which was allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, that was seized from former Land and Cooperative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam (picture).

This followed a decision by High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh in dismissing the MACC’s application after finding that it had failed to prove that the seized sum off RM100,000 in Kasitah’s CIMB Bank Berhad account was proceeds of unlawful activities.

In June last year, former MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said that the MACC had filed civil forfeiture suit against 41 respondents to forfeit about RM270 million allegedly linked to the 1MDB fund scandal and received by the respondents from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.