The Shah Alam Sessions Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Big Blue Taxi Services founder, Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail after he failed to appear in court today.
It was reported that Shamsubahrin failed to appear in court to face a similar charge at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court after he was tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.
Earlier, counsel Putri Aisyah Zahirah Zakrya who represented the accused during proceedings, submitted Shamsubahrin’s medical chit (MC).
It was however rejected by the court.
Rozilah said MC alone was not enough as the court wanted to know Shamsubahrin’s current health status.
“He should update his status in MySejahtera application as we need to know his health condition,” she said.
The court said it had given Shamsubahrin ample time to recover after he was discharged from hospital recently.
Shamsubahrin was admitted to the Sungai Buloh Hospital between Aug 7 and Aug 11 after he was tested positive for Covid-19 on Aug 3.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Fadhli Ab Wahab prosecuted the case.
It was reported Shamsubahrin is expected to be charged for allegedly soliciting and accepting a bribe from an individual to help resolve a corruption case.
It was reported that the man had solicited RM95,000 from an individual whose case was being tried at the Court of Appeal. – NST