Corruption trial of Baling MP Azeez and his brother, Abdul Larif Abdul Rahim starts on 16 March 2020…

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The corruption trial of Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and his brother Datuk Abdul Latif will commence on March 16 next year at the Sessions Court here.

The Umno supreme council member faces three charges of accepting bribes totalling RM5.2mil in connection with road projects in Perak and Kedah, and nine counts of money laundering involving nearly RM140mil, while his brother Abdul Latif, 61, stands accused of two charges of abetting Abdul Azeez, 52, in committing the offences.

Sessions Court Judge Azura Alwi set 13 days from March 16 to 20; April 1 to 3; May 18 to 20, and June 29 and 30, next year for the trial, during the mention of the case on Thursday (Dec 12).

On Nov 28, High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali rejected the prosecution’s application to transfer Abdul Azeez and Abdul Latiff’s case from the Sessions Court to the High Court. – Bernama

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/12/corruption-trial-of-baling-mp-brother-to-start-next-march

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16 January 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to charges with accepting bribes, totalling RM5.2 million, in connection with road projects in Perak and Kedah, and nine counts of money laundering, involving nearly RM140 million.

Abdul Azeez, 52, made the plea after the charges were read out separately before judge Azura Alwi.

On the first charge, Abdul Azeez was charged with corruptly receiving for himself RM1.2 million through his CIMB Bank Berhad account from Mohammad Redzuan Mohanan Abdullah, who is a director of Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd, as gratification for helping the company to secure projects from the government through direct negotiation and limited tender, all worth RM197,805,750.18.

They are for road projects from Jalan Air Kuning to Kampung Gajah, Daerah Batang Padang, Perak, and Jalan Kampung Merbau Kudung/Felda Teloi Timur, Sik, Kedah.

The offence was allegedly committed at CIMB Bank, Menara UAB branch, No. 6, Jalan Tun Perak, City Centre, here on Dec 8, 2010.

On the second and third charge, Abdul Azeez was charged with corruptly receiving for himself RM4 million from the same person as gratification to Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd to secure a road project, Pantai Baru Coastal Expressway Project: Upgrading Works of Federal Road FT005 (Teluk Intan to Kampung Lekir, Perak), worth RM644,480,000, through limited tender from the Malaysian Works Ministry.

The offence was allegedly committed at Affin Bank Berhad, J-03-G, Block J, Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Petaling, Selangor, on June 13, 2017 and April 10, 2018.

Meanwhile, Abdul Azeez’s brother, Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim, 61, pleaded not guilty to two counts of abetting Abdul Azeez in committing the alleged offences.

He was charged with committing the offence at ​​​​​​​Affin Bank Berhad, J-03-G, Block J, Setiawalk, Persia

http://www.theborneopost.com/2019/01/16/abdul-azeez-pleads-not-guilty-to-corruption-money-laundering-involving-more-than-rm145-mln/?platform=hootsuite

15 January 2019

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MACC confirms Azeez’s rearrest over graft, money-laundering

Hafiz Yatim and Hariz Mohd  |  Published:  |  Modified:

 

The MACC has confirmed that it arrested Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, who was the former Tabung Haji chairperson.

“The MACC, after receiving consent from the Attorney-General’s Chambers, today arrested Azeez and his brother Abdul Larif Abdul Rahim in relation to an investigation into corruption and money laundering,” it said in a statement this evening.

It added that the duo was arrested at 4.30pm after they presented themselves at the commission’s headquarters in Putrajaya for questioning.

“Both will be charged at the Kuala Lumpur sessions court at 9am on Jan 16 under the MACC Act 2009 and Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001,” it said.

Earlier today, Malaysiakini, citing sources, reported that Abdul Azeez had been arrested.

“It is said that he received corrupt money from many contractors who wanted to secure projects from the government,” the highly-placed sources said.

Azeez was seen at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 2.55pm today where he was arrested.

Previously, Azeez and his brother were detained by the MACC in September and remanded for four days.

Azeez’s son was also arrested for a day in October.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/460309

5 October 2018

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All three are being investigated under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act 2009 to facilitate investigations pertaining to soliciting or receiving gratification.

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MACC has detained Baling lawmaker Abdul Azeez Rahim’s son, less than two hours after Azeez, the former Tabung Haji chairperson, was freed on bail.

According to a source, the 24-year-old suspect was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya about noon today, after being summoned for questioning.

The source claimed that the suspect is believed to be a proxy for his father.

“He was like a ‘runner’ in the transferring of bribe money involving contractors,” the source added.

It is understood that MACC will be filing a remand application for Azeez’s son at the magistrate’s court in Putrajaya tomorrow morning.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/446074

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29 September 2018

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26 September 2018

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PUTRAJAYA: Former Tabung Haji chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahman has been remanded for four days from today to Saturday to assist in investigations into several cases of bribery.

Azeez’s lawyer, Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, said his client was remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

“The magistrate (Shah Wira Abdul Halim) granted the remand after submissions were made,” he told reporters outside the court complex here.

Azeez and his brother, who is the general manager of a company, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/09/26/former-tabung-haji-head-remanded-4-days/

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25 September 2018

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PETALING JAYA: A source close to Baling MP Azeez Abd Rahim, who was also the former Tabung Haji chairman, has confirmed that he and his brother have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He said the duo were expected to be brought to court tomorrow for remand.

The source said he was unaware of the charges being levelled at Azeez and his brother.

He told FMT that MACC was expected to throw more light on the case tomorrow.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/09/25/former-tabung-haji-head-expected-to-be-brought-to-court-tomorrow-for-remand/

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https://www.hmetro.com.my/utama/2018/09/380335/azeez-rahim-abang-ditahan-sprm

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MACC has arrested former Tabung Haji chairperson Azeez Abdul Rahim, who is also the Umno MP for Baling, and one of his brothers.

According to a MACC source, the two were detained this morning.

However, the reason for their arrest remains unclear while MACC is expected to issue a statement on this soon.

On May 23, MACC seized RM500,000 in cash and RM1.2 million in various currencies from Azeez’s homes.

Bernama later reported that the raids were to facilitate investigations into the appointment of contractors involving Tabung Haji projects.

54oppppppppppppppppppThe case is being investigated under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009 pertaining to soliciting/receiving gratification.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/444568

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