KUALA LUMPUR: Former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has been found guilty of contempt of court.
He was convicted for intimidating a witness in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial.
High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah will pass sentence after hearing submissions from Lokman’s lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shaffee Abdullah and prosecutors
The committal proceeding was instituted against Lokman by former Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas.
Lokman was accused of threatening one of the key witnesses in the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving the misappropriation of RM2.28 billion of 1MDB funds.
In the application to initiate the committal proceedings, Tommy alleged that Lokman had been in contempt of court which was perpetrated on two occasions on Sept 25, 2019.
The former AG had sought an order that Lokman be committed to prison or fined for contempt.-NST