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PP v. KUALA DIMENSI SDN BHD & ORS
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Zabariah Mohd Yusof, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim FCJJ
[Criminal Appeal No: 05(L)-159-07-2018 (W)]
13 January 2021
[2021] 1 MLRA 400

JUDGMENT

Hasnah Mohammed Hashim FCJ:

[1] The principal issue in this appeal is whether the Public Prosecutor (PP) can forfeit the property seized pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti- Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA).

[2] The properties and monies were seized throughout the period between 25 November 2009 until 25 October 2010 on the basis that the properties and monies were procured from proceeds of unlawful activity under s 4 AMLATFA. The legal battle in respect of the subject matter of this appeal began in 2010 when the PP filed the notice of motion on 23 November 2010, two days before the expiry of the time period prescribed, to move the High Court to forfeit the properties and monies of the respondents pursuant to s 56(1) of the AMLATFA on the basis that the properties and monies were procured illegally as a result of or in connection with an offence under JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember