By V. Anbalagan | Free Malaysia Today

Former Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan is accused of accepting a bribe amounting to RM6.9 million in relation to the Jana Wibawa initiative.

The Sessions Court here was told today the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is studying a letter sent by Bersatu MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan’s legal team highlighting several “legal issues” pertaining to his two corruption charges.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Amirah Ali informed the court MACC is studying the letter.

The legal issues are related to the framing of the charges under the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

Earlier, Wan Saiful’s lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad, told Sessions Court judge Rozina Ayob he sent a letter to MACC on May 2.

Amer said if MACC did not respond, they would take action that could affect the “course of the trial”.

Meanwhile, Siti Amirah also informed Rozina the prosecution has yet to hand over bank documents to the defence as required under section 51A of the CPC in preparation of the defence’s case.

She asked for more time for MACC to reply to the letter and hand over the bank documents and witness statements to the defence.

Rozina fixed another case management on May 22.

However, she reminded the parties to adhere to the trial timeline.

“Today, I am supposed to fix trial dates,” she said.

On Feb 21, Wan Saiful, the Tasek Gelugor MP, was charged with accepting an RM6.9 million bribe in relation to the Jana Wibawa initiative under the Perikatan Nasional-led government.

The former Bersatu information chief was also charged with soliciting an unspecified amount for a road project worth RM232 million linked to the programme.

He is on RM400,000 bail and his passport has been impounded.