Outcome of Riza Aziz’s representation to be known on February 25

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The outcome of a representation filed by Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for a review of the money laundering charges, involving USD248 million (RM1.25 billion) which was allegedly misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), against him will be known on February 25.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Norzilati Izhani Zainal informed Sessions Court judge Rozina Ayob of the date when the case came up for mention in her chambers yesterday, which was also attended by lawyer Datuk Hariharan Tara Singh, representing Riza.

She also told reporters of the date and that the court would also decide on the same day the dates to hear the case.

Rozina had set January 6-9 and January 13-16 for the trial, but the dates have been vacated pending the outcome of the representation.

Riza, who is the stepson of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, had sent the representation to the AGC on November 18 last year.

On July 5, Riza, 43, the owner of Red Granite Pictures, pleaded not guilty to five charges.