Daim’s wife claims trial to failing to comply with MACC’s asset declaration notice

Naimah Khalid is accused of failing to comply with the terms of the asset declaration notice from the anti-graft agency.

(FMT) – Daim Zainuddin’s wife, Naimah Khalid, claimed trial before the sessions court here today to a charge of failing to comply with a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) notice requiring the declaration of assets.

Naimah was charged under Section 36(2) of the MACC Act with failing to comply with the terms of an asset declaration notice from the anti-graft agency.

She is accused of failing to declare her ownership of companies, several plots of land here and in Penang, as well as two vehicles.

The offence allegedly took place on Dec 13, 2023.

If found guilty, Naimah could be liable for a jail term of up to five years and a fine of not more than RM100,000.

Judge Azura Alwi granted Naimah bail of RM250,000 with one surety. Naimah was also ordered to surrender her passport to the court.

The court fixed March 22 for the next mention of the case.

Deputy public prosecutors Ahmad Feisal Azmi and Fadhly Zamry appeared for the prosecution, while lawyers Yusof Zainal Abiden, M Puravalen, Yunos Shariff and Alex Tan represented Naimah.

Earlier this month, MACC said it had summoned Naimah and her sons, Amir and Amin Zainuddin, to provide information on assets belonging to the family.

The anti-graft agency was reported to have issued a notice to Daim under Section 36(1)(a) of the MACC Act in June last year.

Daim and his family have a pending application for leave to commence judicial review proceedings in respect of MACC’s probe into their affairs.

The application will be decided by Justice Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh on March 4.