KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 4, 2018: Former head of the Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid has decided to sue the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Malaysian government for denying her the right to counsel when she was recently remanded for investigations into alleged abuse of power and misappropriation of funds.
Hasanah filed the originating summons through Messrs Azam Aziz Shaharudinali & Co. on August 30.
Her lawyer Datuk Shaharudin Ali, when met after case management before High Court Judge Datuk Azizah Nawawi today, said the court will hear the summons on September 24.
Hasanah is seeking a declaration that the notification letter issued by the MACC prohibiting her from seeing her lawyer while being remanded contravenes the federal Constitution.
Through a supporting affidavit, another of her lawyer, Mohd. Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz, said the firm knew of Hasanah’s arrest by the MACC on August 28, to be followed by remand proceedings the next day.
Hasanah was released on MACC bail yesterday after six days in remand. — Bernama