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The Kuala Lumpur Session Court has today handed a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to all nine corruption and money laundering charges imposed on Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.
Judge Azura Alwi made the ruling after the prosecution’s request for an order to discharge Abdul Azeez as it needs more time to further investigate the cases following the latest representation by the former Tabung Haji chairman to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) to strike out the three corruption and six money laundering charges that he is facing.
“Therefore, the court ordered that the accused be released without being acquitted of the charge,” Azura was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.
The 55-year-old lawmaker faced three charges of accepting bribes amounting to RM5.2mil and six charges of money laundering in the amount of RM972,414.60, in connection to road projects in Perak and Kedah.
All the offences were allegedly committed at five different banks in Kuala Lumpur between 6 September 2010 and 10 April 2018.