Court upholds sabotage charge against 1MDB critic

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan, formerly from Umno, and his lawyer Matthias Chang were charged on October 12 with attempting to sabotage the country’s economy, financial and banking system after lodging reports against 1MDB with foreign authorities. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — A High Court today rejected an application by Datuk Khairuddin Hassan to set aside the criminal charges against him for lodging reports abroad against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

High Court judge Datuk Nordin Hassan in his ruling said the court had no jurisdiction to decide on matters pertaining to the appointment of Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, which Khairuddin had raised in his application.

The judge pointed out to the court that the AG’s appointment is the decision of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“In line with that, seeing as the application was about the appointment (of the AG), the preliminary objection is allowed,” Nordin said, referring to objections raised by the public prosecutor against Khairuddin’s application.

“The application is rejected,” the judge added. Read more

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April 13 for hearing of objection to Khairuddin bid to strike out charge

Source: NST Online

Khairuddin Abu Hassan has filed a legal bid to quash his charge of attempting to sabotage the nation's economy . Pic by Yazit Razali

Khairuddin Abu Hassan has filed a legal bid to quash his charge of attempting to sabotage the nation’s economy . Pic by Yazit Razali

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Feb 2016: The High Court set April 13 to hear the Attorney-General’s Chamber’s objection to a bid by former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan to set aside his charge of attempting to sabotage the nation’s economy.

Khairuddin’s counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla confirmed that deputy registrar Noor Aini Yusof fixed the date during case management in her chambers today.

Haniff said the prosecution – represented by deputy public prosecutors Mohamad Abazafree Mohd Abbas and Mohd Masri Daud – will be filing the notice of objection in the next two weeks. Haniff added that the court directed parties to file submissions (court papers) by April 6.

Khairuddin, through the setting-aside application filed on Feb 3, claimed that the charge was defective because it was signed by Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, whose validity of appointment the applicant (Khairuddin) disputed.

Khairuddin, 54, claimed that Apandi’s appointment to replace then AG Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was illegal and contrary to the requirements of Article 145(6) of the Federal Constitution.

On Oct 12 last year at the magistrate’s court here, Khairuddin and lawyer Matthias Chang Wen Chieh, 65, claimed trial to trying to sabotage Malaysia’s banking and financial industry. Khairuddin and Chang allegedly committed the offence in France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hong Kong (China) and Singapore between June 28 and Aug 26 last year.

Both of them face a maximum of 15 years’ jail if found guilty under Section 124L of the Penal Code.

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Khairuddin bid to set aside economic sabotage charge

Source: NST Online

Khairuddin Abu Hassan has filed a legal bid to quash his charge of attempting to sabotage the nation's economy . Pic by Yazit Razali

Khairuddin Abu Hassan has filed a legal bid to quash his charge of attempting to sabotage the nation’s economy . Pic by Yazit Razali

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Feb 2016: Former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan has filed a legal bid to quash his charge of attempting to sabotage the nation’s economy.

Khairuddin, through his counsel Fahmi Abd Moin, filed the application at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Registry at 9.30am this morning.

Khairuddin, 54, claimed that the charge was defective because it was greenlighted by Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, whose validity of appointment the applicant (Khairuddin) disputed. Read more