By Bernama | Malaysiakini

The decision regarding former Tabung Haji Chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim to strike out corruption and money laundering charges against him will be known on March 21.

Abdul Azeez’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, told reporters today that they received an email from the Appeals Court on March 9 informing them about the date of the decision of their appeal.

Abdul Azeez, 55 (above), is appealing against the March 12 decision of the High Court in Kuala Lumpur dismissing his bid to strike off three corruption charges and 10 money laundering charges against him.

Judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin said during the dismissal that the court found that the charges were not defective and were based on legal provisions.

The High Court also allowed Abdul Azeez, who is the Baling MP, to postpone his trial at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur pending the outcome of the decision on his appeal at the Appeals Court.

Abdul Azeez is facing three charges of receiving bribes worth RM5.2 million relating to a road project in Perak and Kedah as well as 10 money laundering charges involving a total of RM13.9 million that he allegedly received from Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd.

He is accused of committing the corruption offences at CIMB Bank, Jalan Tun Perak in Kuala Lumpur, on Dec 8, 2010, and at Affin Bank, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor, on June 13, 2017, and April 10, 2018, while the money laundering acts were committed around the Klang Valley between March 8, 2010, and Aug 30, 2018.