Former Johor state executive councillor Abdul Latif Bandi who was on trial facing 37 corruption charges was freed on Sunday (April 21).
Also freed were Abdul Latif’s son Ahmad Fauzan Hatim and his property consultant Amir Shariffuddin Abd Raub.
Sessions Court judge Kamarudin Kamsun said the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the trio during the 40-day trial involving 63 witnesses and more than 1,071 exhibits.
The 33 out of 37 corruption charges were investigated under Section 28(1)(C) of the MACC Act 2009 and the other four charges under Section 32(8)(c) and Section 89 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) 2001.
However, within the past month, the top issue surrounding Johor EXCO was the announcement of the new EXCO line-up following the appointment of Dr Sahruddin Jamal as the new Menteri Besar.
The top media reporting news on Johor Exco is Sinar Harian, with the total 63 news within the past month
Among the latest being reported is the swearing-in ceremony of the new Johor EXCO line-up at Istana Bukit Serene.