The Kuala Lumpur High Court today ordered for two luxury cars and cash of RM22,600 belonging to former 1MDB lawyer Jasmine Loo Ai Swan to be forfeited to the government.
Judge Azhar Abdul Hamid made the ruling after allowing the prosecution's application to forfeit the right to the vehicles and the money seized from Loo.
The application for the forfeitures was made in accordance with Section 56 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorist Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
The court also allowed an application by a third party, namely OCBC Bank (M) Bhd, represented by lawyer Lim Jun Yik, to claim a condominium in Mont Kiara, also seized from Loo.
"I have examined the affidavits and submissions from both parties and decided that the third party's application to claim the immovable property (condominium) belonging to the respondent (Loo), seized on Feb 15, 2021, is allowed.
"The prosecution's application to forfeit the right to three more properties, namely an Audi car and a Volkswagen New Beetle car, seized on Jan 27, 2021, as well as money amounting to RM22,600 in the respondent's Maybank Islamic Bhd current account seized on Feb 2, 2021, is also allowed," said the judge.
In November 2021, the prosecution filed a notice of motion to forfeit the two cars, money and condominium belonging to Loo.
Loo is said to be a close associate of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, who was also involved in the 1MDB financial scandal.
On Dec 4, 2018, the Magistrate's Court issued arrest warrants for Jho Low, Loo, former 1MDB executive director Casey Tang Keng Chee, former 1MDB official Geh Choh Heng and Jho Low's close associate, Eric Tan Kim Loong after their no-show in court to face seven charges of money laundering related to 1MDB.