CBC trial judge files police report on unexplained money news story

PUTRAJAYA: Judge of the Court of Appeal Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali (picture) filed a police report following an article published by a news portal alleging that he had been investigated for money transferred to his bank account.

According to a statement from the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court, the police report was compiled so that an investigation could be conducted under section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, the 500 of the Penal Code and other provisions of relevant laws.

The statement also said that the article was published by the Malaysia Today portal under the title “Judge Mohd Nazlan under investigation for an unexplained amount of RM 1 million in his bank account” dated April 20. (yesterday).

“A police report was written by Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, who denied the false accusation as well as malicious intent to undermine his credibility as a Court of Appeal judge and to disrupt the judicial system as well as the judicial institution. with the article,” according to the statement.

The office is concerned and takes these allegations and comments seriously and reminds members of the public that the charge against the judiciary to disrupt cases in the course of trial is a violation of the principle of sub judice.

In July 2020, then High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan sentenced former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to 12 years in prison and a fine of RM210 million after convicting him of embezzling RM42 million from SRC funds.

The case is at the appeal stage in the Federal Court after the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court verdict and dismissed the former prime minister’s appeal. — Bernama

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