KUALA LUMPUR — June 6, 2020: Datuk Mohd. Nazifuddin, the son of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has been ordered by a court to pay RM37,644,810.73 in personal back taxes).
The taxes sought by the Inland Revenue Board were for between 2011 and 2017.
In so deciding, High Court judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim found the plaintiff’s claim to be clear and obvious, adding that Nazifuddin had failed to prove there were triable issues for the case to go for trial.
Zaidi ordered for Nazifuddin to pay RM10,000 in costs.
Outside the court counsel Muhammad Farhan Muhammad Shafee for Nazifuddin an appeal to the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, which will deal with the merits of the tax assessment, has been fixed for case management this week.
On July 24 last year, the government filed a writ of summons claiming that Nazifuddin had unpaid taxes for the years of assessment 2011 to 2017 as stated in a notice dated March 15, 2019.