Court allows Muhammad Shafee to amend date of release for passport to Australia

13/9/2022 11:21:00 AM

Court allows Muhammad Shafee to amend date of release for passport to Australia - Bernama

Court allows Muhammad Shafee to amend date of release for passport to Australia - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The High Court here on Tuesday (Sept 13) allowed an application by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing charges for money laundering, to amend the date for the temporary release of his passport for his travel to Australia for a meeting with a King's Counsel from the United Kingdom.Muhammad Shafee applied to amend the date, which was initially from Sept 6 to Sept 12, to Sept 15 to Sept 19, 2022.Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil

A KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The High Court here on Tuesday (Sept 13) allowed an application by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing charges for money laundering, to amend the date for the temporary release of his passport for his travel to Australia for a meeting with a King's Counsel from the United Kingdom.A TAPAH (Sept 11): The search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate a helicopter with just a pilot on board that lost contact with the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) before being reported missing in the Bidor area, has been suspended on Sunday (Sept 11) evening due to unfavourable weather conditions.On Sunday (Sept 11) night, Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri had said that the SAR had been called off due to bad weather conditions and would resume at 8am on Monday..

Muhammad Shafee applied to amend the date, which was initially from Sept 6 to Sept 12, to Sept 15 to Sept 19, 2022.Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin allowed Muhammad Shafee's application after deputy public prosecutor Afzainizam Abdul Aziz did not object to it.He said for the purpose of SAR efforts and monitoring the progress, an operations room was activated at the Bidor police station with a total strength of 11 officers and 68 personnel, consisting of police, including its air units and General Operations Force, Fire and Rescue Department, as well as the Forestry Department.Earlier, lawyer Wee Yeong Kang, representing Muhammad Shafee, said his client requested to amend the dates as he (Muhammad Shafee) had to postpone his travel.ALSO READ: Helicopter plunged off radar, no response to calls, says CAAM Comm Mohd Yusri, meanwhile, said that control post at the Bidor police station had a total strength of 11 officers and 68 personnel, comprising the police including its air units and General Operations Force, the Fire and Rescue Department as well as the Forestry Department.This is because the King’s counsel, Geoffrey Robertson, needs time to study the documents first, before he can give any advice or recommendation to Muhammad Shafee, he said, adding that his client would return the passport to the court on Sept 22.“We received information from people hearing an explosion at Jeram Mengkuang and some said a helicopter was flying low in the Kampung Kenangan area, so the incident command centre will be set up tomorrow (Monday) morning in the search locations.Muhammad Shafee, who was the lead counsel in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's cases relating to SRC International Sdn Bhd and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), had been allowed to travel abroad on several occasions after he was charged in court.

The 70-year-old lawyer surrendered his passport to the court in September 2018, after he was charged with two counts of receiving money amounting to RM9.The SAR team will narrow down the search areas tomorrow,” he said at a press conference at the Bidor police station here."Thus far, we are concentrating on the coordinates provided, in the Chikus Forest Reserve, and areas with the information provided by the public.5 million, allegedly from illegal activities, through two cheques issued by Najib, which were deposited into his CIMB Bank Bhd account.He is also facing two charges of engaging in transactions resulting from illegal activities, namely submitting incorrect tax returns and in violation of Paragraph 113(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act 1967 for the financial years ending Dec 31, 2013, and Dec 31, 2014.It is understood that the pilot is a foreigner and that the aircraft is owned by an individual with the title of Datuk.On May 12, the prosecution closed the case after calling eight witnesses.It is understood that the pilot is a foreigner and that the aircraft is owned by an individual with the title of Datuk.The oral submission has been fixed for this Sept 15.16pm and that the aircraft’s last known location was a forest area near Bidor.

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