KUALA LUMPUR – Former director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) Prof Dr Sundra Rajoo has 24 hours to turn up in the Sessions Court here after failing to be present to face three charges under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act on 25 March.
Following that, deputy public prosecutor Kamal Baharin Omar applied for a warrant of arrest to be issued after the accused failed to be present in court.
However, it was rejected by Judge Azura Alwi after she was informed that Sundra was attending another proceeding at the High Court tomorrow.
“We will give the accused (Sundra) 24 hours to be present here after the proceeding of his case at the High Court tomorrow ends,” he said.
Counsel K. Shanmuga who is representing Sundra in his case at the High Court , was also present as amicus curiae (an impartial adviser to a court of law in a particular case).
Sundra was previously reported as questioning the MACC’s plans to charge him one day before his application to assert immunity from the High Court.
On March 6, Sundra applied with the Kuala Lumpur High Court for immunity following his service in AIAC director.
Sundra gained attention after the MACC raided his office last year and several of his staff were questioned after he was suspected of using government funds to benefit from a minister to continue his contract.