Peter Anthony Hospitalised, Trial Postponed

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Case rescheduled to July 10.

The court case involving Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony who is due to face charges under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today, has been postponed to July 10 after he was admitted to a hospital in Kota Kinabalu.

Counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who is representing Peter, has brought the matter before Justice Rozina Ayob at a hearing today.

“I was informed that he was admitted to the KPJ Kota Kinabalu Hospital late yesterday afternoon for vertigo. He was supposed to board a plane to Kuala Lumpur at 4.15 pm yesterday,” he said.

Judge Rozina Ayob requested for Peter’s medical report to be submitted to the court.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin applied for the case to be transferred to the original court before judge Azman Ahmad.

The court then fixed July 10 for the case to be heard before Azman.

After the proceedings, Haniff told the press that his client was supposed to be charged with one count of the alleged offence, which has not been read out in court.

On June 11, Peter was charged in the Kota Kinabalu Special Corruption Court with five counts of money laundering involving the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) worth over RM8.7 million.

Malai Rosmah Tuah/NST

On June 18, he was charged in the same court with abetment in criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving the purchase of RISDA land worth RM15,545,400 six years ago.