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Judiciary couple case continues, six more ACB officers testify (2019)

BY Fadley Faisal

The trial against Ramzidah binti Pehin Datu Kesuma Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Haji Abdul Rahman and Haji Nabil Daraina bin Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin continued in the High Court on Tuesday.

The prosecution, led by Jonathan Caplan, QC, called in another six officers of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to testify.

An officer involved with the second search at Ramzidah’s office on January 10, 2018, testified that among the items seized from the locked drawers were bank passbooks, withdrawal slips, bank letters, bank statements, bankruptcy files, official receipts and BND47,488.

The Court heard evidence from officers who were tasked for the seizure of vehicles belonging to the defendants. On the afternoon of March 5, 2018, ACB officers searched and seized six luxury sports cars from the defendants’ house. All cars were pasted with Seized Property forms on the front windscreens and loaded onto tow trucks, before being transported to a storage area. Four more luxury sports cars were searched and seized from the house of Ramzidah’s parents the same evening.

On March 12, 2018, two more luxury sports cars were seized from the home of Ramzidah’s parents.

Photographs of the search conducted at the defendants’ offices and home were introduced to the court.

Statements from the defendants were recorded by the ACB officers. Caplan informed court that the contents of the statements would be read out in due course.

Justice Gareth John Lugar-Mawson adjourned the case to continue today.

Caplan and Deputy Public Prosecutors Hajah Suhana binti Haji Sudin, Hajah Suriana binti Haji Radin, Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Haji Abdul Latiff and Muhammad Qamarul Affyian bin Abdul Rahman appeared for the Public Prosecutor.

Simon Farrell, QC and Sheikh Noordin bin Sheikh Mohammad represented the defendants.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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