Court to set new dates in Shafee money laundering trial

Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is facing money laundering and tax evasion charges over funds the prosecution says he received from former prime minister Najib Razak. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 6, 2020.

THE High Court in Kuala Lumpur has set August 10 for case management to fix new dates for the trial of Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering involving RM9.5 million – which prosecutors allege he received from former prime minister Najib Razak – and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

Counsel Sarah Abishegam, representing Shafee, asked High Court Judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin to set the new trial dates after two of her client’s applications to challenge the appointment of former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram to lead the prosecution team.

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