MACC chief Azam Baki confirms being sued by Daim [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed that he has been sued by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner said he had recently received the letter of demand.

According to him, the letter of demand stated that the enforcement agency's actions were not in accordance with proper procedures.

"I can disclose this information (about being sued) because the case has entered the court," he said.

Azam said this as a guest on the Dialog TVS programme titled Integrity: Assessing Transparency, which was aired at 8.45pm.

Hosted by Najib Imran and Khairunnisa Kasnoon, Azam answered several heated questions regarding MACC's anti-corruption efforts, including high-profile cases.

Previously, it was reported that lawyers representing Daim have accused Azam of disregarding judicial instructions by persistently issuing statements concerning the former finance minister and his ongoing legal case.

Daim's legal team asserted that Azam Baki's remarks regarding Daim were not only sub judice but also prejudicial, as the presiding judge had cautioned against any further commentary on the case.

On Jan 29, Daim was charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for failing to comply with a notice by not declaring approximately 70 assets.

However, he pleaded not guilty and requested for the trial to proceed as the interpreter read out the charges in front of Judge Azura Alwi.

According to the charges, Daim was accused of intentionally providing a written statement under oath of non-compliance with the terms of the notice dated Nov 8, 2023, which was sent to him by an MACC officer with the rank of Commissioner on Nov 14, 2023, by not declaring assets.

These assets include, among others, an Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASB) account, seven vehicles such as a Jaguar, 38 companies, and 25 properties and land in the capital city, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Pahang, and Kedah.

Most Popular
Related Article
Says Stories