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Supreme Court sets oral arguments in Trump finance documents case for May 12

The cases were originally set to be heard in late March and early April but were postponed due to health concerns related to the coronavirus. Earlier in the week, the justices announced that instead of holding oral arguments for cases in their august courtroom they would participate remotely by phone and allow the public to listen in real time. The justices have never allowed the release of live audio of their proceedings.

The court has yet to release any details on how exactly the oral arguments will play out, and whether they will depart from their normal protocols given that they won’t actually be able to see the lawyers or even their own colleagues.

No justices will be in the courtroom and there will be no on-camera component, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said earlier in the week.

The 10 cases will be heard May 4-6 and May 11-13. It is … Read More

Bung Moktar said then-finance minister recommended RM150m Felcra investment, witness tells court | Malaysia

According to the first charge, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar (pic), 60, who was at that time the non-executive chairman of Felcra, was accused of taking a bribe of RM2.2 million in cash from Public Mutual’s investment agent Madhi Abdul Hamid, 38, through his wife Zizie Ezette. — Bernama pic
According to the first charge, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar (pic), 60, who was at that time the non-executive chairman of Felcra, was accused of taking a bribe of RM2.2 million in cash from Public Mutual’s investment agent Madhi Abdul Hamid, 38, through his wife Zizie Ezette. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — A member of the Felcra Berhad Board of Directors told the Sessions Court here today that Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin informed the then finance minister to recommend Felcra to invest RM150 million in Public Mutual Berhad Unit Trust in 2015.

Habibah Suleiman, 72, said she did not know that the amount of investment sought was RM150 million as the sum approved at the board meeting was only RM50 million.

Bung Moktar was then the non-executive chairman of Felcra.

“The board did ask YB Datuk Bung Moktar about the difference in amount that was invested in

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