27 May 2015

Ramli Yusuf's statement on 'Copgate' affair allowed

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today dismissed attorney general Abdul Gani Patail's application to expunge the witness statement of former Commercial Crime Investigation Department director, Ramli Yusuf on the 'Copgate' affair.
Justice Su Geok Yiam dismissed the application made by senior lawyer Cecil Abraham who is representing Gani and the MACC, in lawyer Rosli Dahlan's RM50 million suit against MACC and its senior officers.
With this, Ramli is expected to testify at the hearing this afternoon.
Ramli was implicated as  the ‘RM27 million cop’ where he was charged by the MACC for not declaring his assets.
Rosli (photo), who helped Ramli and six of his police officers in drafting their affidavits after the arrest of alleged Ah Long kingpin Goh Cheng Poh in a clampdown on illegal money lenders syndicate in 2007, is suing the MACC for unlawful detention and arrest.
The lawyer had helped Ramli and the police officers in drafting their affidavits following Goh's habeas corpus application.

Normally this is done by the Attorney General Chambers but it declined, resulting in Ramli and former deputy home minister Johari Baharom to engage Rosli's services.
It was previously reported that former MACC Corruption Prevention and Consultative panel member, Robert Phang, had testified that Gani had barred the MACC from stopping its prosecution against lawyer Rosli following the `Copgate affair’.
Rosli had also named Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia in the suit. However, before the start of the trial, Utusan apologised to Rosli in open court for its defamatory report, resulting in the parties settling on undisclosed terms.

Source : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/299801

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