Bersatu files judicial review to unfreeze accounts, alleging latest action is abuse of process

(THE EDGE) – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has on Wednesday (March 8) filed a judicial review against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and 18 of the commission’s officers, including chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki, as well as the Immigration Department and the Malaysian government.

In the application filed by Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and another office bearer at the High Court on Wednesday, they sought a certiorari order to quash the freezing order issued to the party under Section 44(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 on its bank accounts and to revoke it.

In the court documents sighted by The Edge, Muhyiddin also sought another certiorari order to quash the immigration’s travel ban on him.

Bersatu also wants the MACC to unfreeze a sum of RM4.354 million for the expenses, operations and management of the party, and a court order for a mandamus order directing the MACC officers to abide by the purpose and spirit of the law in investigative procedures and processes of MACC in a fair and just manner.