MACC confirms Daim would be charged

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission confirmed that former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin would be charged in court as it has already obtained the green light from the Attorney – General’s Chambers.

Daim would be charged under the MACC Act, said chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

Unfortunately the prosecution process hit a glitch when Daim was hospitalised.

“We received the approval to press charges against Daim over a week ago.

“When the investigating officer notified his lawyer that Daim needed to be present in court, the counsel informed MACC that Daim had been admitted to a private hospital.

“We have checked it, and Daim was indeed hospitalised before we received the green light to press charges. However, until today, we could not ascertain why was he hospitalised as the doctor treating him did not reveal what was going on with Daim and instead went back and forth about his situation,” he said, Malaysiakini reported.

Daim would be facing at least one charge for failure to declare his assets.

Azam added that given the situation that Daim is hospitalised, they do have the option of bringing the judge to the hospital where Daim is.

This, however is a second option and not the most ideal.

Daim’s wife, Toh Puan Naimah Khalid was charged for her failure to declare assets yesterday.