Syed Saddiq hires former solicitor-general for graft case appeal

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Yusof will be the lead counsel.

Former solicitor-general II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abidin and senior lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik will be representing Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman in his appeal against his conviction over criminal breach of trust (CBT), misappropriation of funds and money laundering.

His lawyer Alex Tan Chie Sian from Messrs Wong Kian Kheong confirmed this with Bernama.

Tan said law firm Messrs Wong Kian Kheong has taken over as Syed Saddiq’s solicitors in the appeal with Yusof being the lead counsel.

A case management was conducted today before Court of Appeal senior assistant registrar Nurul Azrina Mohamed, who fixed another case management date on March 15 as the appeal record and grounds of judgment were not ready.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd ‘Afif Ali appearing for the prosecution attended the case management today, along with Tan.

Syed Saddiq’s previous lead counsel Gobind Singh Deo was appointed digital minister during the cabinet reshuffle on Dec 12, last year.