MALAYSIA: FORMER SABAH CHIEF MINISTER TAN SRI MUSA AMAN ACQUITTED AND DISCHARGED OF ALL 46 CRIMINAL CHARGES LINKED TO TIMBER CONCESSIONS CONTRACTS IN THE STATE

On 9 June, the New Straits Times and others reported that the deputy public prosecutor told the court that the prosecution is withdrawing all the corruption and money-laundering charges against the former ally of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak.  To support the application for acquittal, Musa’s lawyer referred to previous case files among others from the Independent Commission against Corruption of Hong Kong (ICAC) which in 2011, he said, carried out investigations and found that no offence was committed.  An article from Sarawak Report criticises the decision.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2020/06/599078/musa-aman-freed-all-46-corruption-money-laundering-charges

http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-06/09/content_76143728.htm

https://www.sarawakreport.org/2020/06/malaysias-criminal-coup-unfurls/

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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