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
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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