Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Najib’s son withdraws bid to suspend High Court’s decision on unpaid taxes

This follows the Court of Appeal's decision allowing his application for an interim stay of LHDN's summary judgment.

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Mohd Nazifuddin, the son of former prime minister Najib Razak, today withdrew his application to suspend the High Court’s decision ordering him to pay RM37.6 million in unpaid taxes to the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).

Lawyer Wee Yeong Kang, representing Nazifuddin, said this followed the Court of Appeal’s decision yesterday allowing his client’s application for an interim stay of the summary judgment obtained by LHDN regarding the tax payment.

“During the online case management proceedings today conducted before deputy registrar Rini Triany Muhamad Ali, the court allowed us to withdraw the application filed on April 22 with the freedom (to re-file the application) and without cost,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

The proceedings were also attended by lawyer Athari Faris Ammerry Hussein, representing LHDN.

The High Court on July 6 last year ordered Nazifuddin to pay RM37.6 million in unpaid taxes to LHDN after allowing the board’s application to enter a summary judgment against him in its tax arrears suit seeking to recover the unpaid amount from him between 2011 and 2017.

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal allowed the applications by Nazifuddin and his father for an interim stay of the summary judgment obtained by LHDN pending their leave to appeal at the Federal Court.

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