Malaysia: Malaysian corruption trial halted as PM Muhyiddin faces pressure over draft budget

A corruption trial involving Malaysian politician Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was on Monday halted after the public prosecutor called for a discharge not amounting to acquittal, citing “new developments” in the case.

“There have been new developments that need to be investigated properly and the prosecution does not want to waste this honourable court’s time, because we are unsure how long it will take to investigate the case,” said Deputy Public Prosecutor Julia Ibrahim.

The dismissal not amounting to an acquittal makes Tengku Adnan, formerly a minister in ex-premier
Najib Razak’s cabinet, the second Najib ally to avoid graft charges. Earlier this year, politician Musa Aman was acquitted and discharged of 46 charges of corruption and money-laundering.

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