Court Dismisses Claim to Forfeit RM100k from Ex-Minister Kasitah

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today failed in its bid to forfeit RM100,000, which was allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, that was seized from former land and cooperative development minister Kasitah Gaddam.

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This followed a decision by high court judicial commissioner Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh in dismissing the MACC’s application after finding that it had failed to prove that the seized sum in Kasitah’s CIMB Bank Berhad account was proceeds of unlawful activities.

In June last year, former MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the MACC had filed civil forfeiture suit against 41 respondents amounting to RM270 million allegedly linked to the 1MDB scandal and received by the respondents from former prime minister Najib Razak.