Azeez Rahim fails in bid to quash 13 charges for corruption, money laundering

(Bernama) – Former Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim today failed in his bid to quash three corruption charges he is facing pertaining to road projects in Perak and Kedah, as well as 10 charges for money laundering.

This followed High Court Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin’s decision in dismissing the application on grounds that all the charges made against Abdul Azeez, 54, were not defective and based on the provisions of law.

“I find the reason given by the applicant (Abdul Azeez) baseless. The applicant also failed to show that the charges made against him were mala fide (malicious).

“In my opinion, this case is not a suitable and appropriate case for the court to exercise its existing power to set aside and quash the charges against the applicant. Therefore, the applicant’s application is dismissed,” said the judge.

Judge Muhammad Jamil also said the charges made under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act against Abdul Azeez, 54, were not flawed even though four separate projects were combined in one charge as the bribes received were in relation to those projects.