8 August: Daim’s bid to unfreeze bank accounts to be heard

The hearing of a judicial review application by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin and his family members against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission to unfreeze their bank accounts would be heard on 8 August.

Judge Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh set the date after senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan confirmed that the Attorney General Chambers would be objecting to the application.

Daim, his wife Toh Puan Naimah Abdul Khalid, his four children and 18 companies linked to them want the court to compel the MACC to unfreeze their account.

Last week they named Anwar along with MACC as respondents.

They claimed that Anwar “exerted his influence to carry out his personal agenda”.

They are also seeking a certiorari order to cancel MACC seizure of the bank accounts and a mandamus order to unfreeze their bank accounts.

Both Daim and his wife were charged separately in January for failure to declare their assets to the MACC.

Certiorari is the process to seek a judicial review against a court decision or a government agency.

Mandamus order is a court order that compels government officials to carry out their duties.

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