KUALA LUMPUR: Naza Quest Auto Sdn Bhd will seek for full settlement on the forfeiture suit linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Deputy Public Prosecutor Allan Suman Pillai said the company, which was named by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) as amongst recipients of money from the sovereign wealth fund, sent a letter informing of its intention on Tuesday.
"They are requesting a settlement," he said after the management of the case at the High Court here today.
He said the court had fixed Aug 23 for mention.
Earlier, counsel Datuk M. Reza Hassan, who represented the Pekan Umno division, said they had filed a preliminary objection against a forfeiture suit by the anti-graft body.
“The objection was filed last Tuesday. I believe my learned friend has received the letter,” he said.
The court will hear the Pekan Umno division application on the same day (Aug 23).
On June 21, MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya announced that the MACC had filed civil forfeiture suits against 41 individuals and entities to recover some RM270 million related to 1MDB.
Latheefa said the move was carried out in accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
The money were transferred to the 41 recipients from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bank account.