Former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin to be charged in court next week – MACC


KUALA LUMPUR: The former Finance Minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin will be charged in court next week, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

He said, Daim will be charged following the MACC Act 2009. Action was taken as soon as Daim’s lawyer informed that the businessman who is also a former leader had been discharged from the hospital today (Thursday).

“At this stage, the investigation officer is discussing on the charges to be made on Daim in the court,” Azam said as reported by Sinar Harian.

Meanwhile, MACC in its statement 30th December 2023 said that investigation on the former leader was based on information in the Pandora Papers since February 2023.

The statement also informed that on 7th June 2023 a notice under Section 36(1)(a) MACC Act 2009 (694Act) had been handed to Daim that required him to declare in writing his assets in the country and abroad and under oath within 30 days from the date of notice.

Daim had been investigated under Section 23 MACC Act 2009 and Section 4(1) Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA).

Meanwhile, on Tuesday Daim’s wife Toh Puan Na’imah Abdul Khalid had pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court on one charge, failure to comply with the MACC notice without declaring 12 property assets amongst others in Kuala Lumpur and Penang on December 2023.

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