Malaysia: Case management for Guan Eng’s graft trial set for July 26

Author(s): Audrey Dermawan | Date: April 25, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.nst.com.my/ | URL: https://goo.gl/R5MTS5 | Type: Text

The High Court here has fixed July 26 for case management of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s and businesswoman Phang Li Koon’s graft trial.
Judge Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail fixed the date after being informed by Lim’s counsel, R.S.N. Rayer, that his client’s and Phang’s appeal against the dismissal of their motion to declare Section 62 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 “unconstitutional”, will be heard at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, on Thursday.
There was no objection from Deputy Public Prosecutor, Datuk Masri Mohd Daud.
The 34-day trial, involving 60 witnesses, was initially set to commence on March 27.
Lim’s and Phang’s defence teams, however, applied to the High Court for leave to appeal against its decision, on March 7, to dismiss the defence’s motion to declare Section 62 of the MACC Act 2009 as unconstitutional.
Hadhariah had dismissed the application by the defence teams on March 7.