The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has withdrawn its appeal at the Court of Appeal over a suit filed against Nooryana Najwa, the daughter of former prime minister Najib Razak, to recover RM10.3 million in unpaid income tax.
Nooryana Najwa's lawyer Wee Yeong Kang, when contacted, said LHDN filed a notice of discontinuance for the appeal on Monday.
"Our client settled her tax case after her tax agent and LHDN went through her case," he said.
Wee said LHDN's appeal had been scheduled to be heard today.
LHDN was appealing against the Aug 26, 2020 decision of the Shah Alam High Court dismissing its application to obtain a summary judgment against Nooryana to recover RM10.3 million in unpaid income tax.
On July 24, 2019, the government, through LHDN, filed a writ of summons in the High Court naming Nooryana as the defendant.
According to LHDN's statement of claim, Nooryana failed to submit the individual income tax return forms to the tax authority under Section 77 of the Income Tax Act 1967 for the assessment year from 2011 to 2017.
LHDN said she had not paid income tax, including the increase, totalling RM10,335,292.36.