KOTA KINABALU: Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin has announced that he will be facing charges in the Kuala Lumpur sessions court on January 29.
As reported by FMT, Daim’s lawyers have informed him that he will be charged under Section 36(2) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act, which pertains to the disclosure of assets.
In a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur today, Daim expressed his anticipation for his day in court.
He also mentioned that MACC officers had taken his statement on Friday.
Notably, Daim’s wife, Naimah Khalid, recently pleaded not guilty in the Kuala Lumpur sessions court for allegedly failing to comply with an asset declaration notice from MACC.
The charges against her include the failure to declare ownership of companies, various plots of land in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, as well as two vehicles.
Earlier this month, MACC summoned Naimah and her sons, Amir and Amin, to provide information regarding the family’s assets.
It was reported that MACC had issued a notice to Daim under Section 36(1)(a) of the MACC Act in June of last year.
MACC chief Azam Baki stated that Daim was initially supposed to be charged last week, but his hospitalization delayed the proceedings.