Nooryana let off by taxmen over RM10.3 million arrears [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has withdrawn its bid to recover RM10.3 million of alleged unpaid income taxes from Datuk Seri Najib Razak's daughter, Nooryana Najwa.

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) withdrew its appeal on the High Court's dismissal of its application for a summary judgement at the Court of Appeal.

Nooryana's Lawyer Wee Yeong Kang confirmed the matter today. He said IRB had filed a notice of discontinuance on Monday.

Wee also said the matter between LHDN and Nooryana had been resolved, but declined to elaborate while IRB senior revenue counsel Hazlina Hussain confirmed the decision not to proceed with the appeal.

Today was fixed for both parties to present their submissions via an online proceeding.

A summary judgment is obtained when the court decides on a case, through written submissions, without a full trial and calling witnesses.

On August 26, 2020, Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Faizah Jamaludin dismissed the IRB's application to obtain a summary judgment against Nooryana Najwa to recover RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes.

On July 24, 2019, the Malaysian government as the plaintiff, filed a writ of summons through the IRB in the High Court naming Nooryana Najwa - who is Najib's second child from his marriage to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, as the defendant.

According to the statement of claim, the IRB alleged that Nooryana Najwa failed to submit the Individual Income Tax Return Forms to the IRB, under Section 77 of the Income Tax Act 1967, for the years of assessment from 2011 to 2017.

The IRB contended that to date, she had not paid the amount of income tax owed including the increases, worth a total of RM10,335,292.36.

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