Court dismisses defence\u2019s bid for copy of witness statement in Syed Saddiq case
High Court Judicial Commissioner Azhar Abdul Hamid has dismissed the application by Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s lawyer, Gobind Singh Deo, for a copy of the recorded statement a key witness. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 23, 2022.ug环球开户（www.ugbet.us）开放环球UG代理登录网址、会员登录网址、环球UG会员注册、环球UG代理开户申请、环球UG电脑客户端、环球UG手机版下载等业务。
THE defence in former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s trial today failed to obtain a copy of the statement recorded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) from a key witness in the case.
This followed a decision by High Court Judicial Commissioner Azhar Abdul Hamid in dismissing the application by Syed Saddiq’s lawyer, Gobind Singh Deo, for a copy of the recorded statement by the 13th prosecution witness, Rafiq Hakim Razali, who is the former Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda (Armada) assistant treasurer.
Gobind applied for the statement as there were contradictions in Rafiq’s testimony in court and the one recorded by the MACC.
According to Gobind, the discrepancy was over the time and place where Syed Saddiq was alleged to have instructed Rafiq and Armada assistant secretary Ahmad Redzuan Mohamed Shafi to withdraw RM1 million and the purpose of a fundraising event in Muar.,
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin objected to the application on the grounds that the defence failed to convince the court that they had met the requirements under section 51 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Syed Saddiq, 29, is charged as then Bersatu Youth wing or Armada chief, who was entrusted with control of its funds, with abetting Rafiq with criminal breach of trust of RM1 million in funds belonging to the wing at CIMB Bank Bhd, Menara CIMB KL Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur, on March 6, 2020.
For the second charge, Syed Saddiq is alleged to have misused property for himself, namely RM120,000 from the Maybank Islamic Bhd account belonging to Armada Bumi Bersatu Enterprise, by causing Rafiq to dispose of the money at Malayan Banking Bhd, Jalan Pandan 3/6A, Taman Pandan Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, between April 8 and 21, 2018.
He also faced two counts of engaging in money-laundering activities, namely two transactions of RM50,000 each believed to be proceeds from unlawful activities, from his Maybank Islamic Bhd account into his Amanah Saham Bumiputra account at a bank in Jalan Persisiran Perling, Taman Perling, Johor Baru, on June 16 and 19, 2018. – Bernama, August 23, 2022.