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Saiful: Rosli Was Arrested With Solid Reason

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PUTRAJAYA: The seventh witness from Anti-Corruption Agency testifying on the Rosli Dahlan case, Saiful Ezaral Ariffin said that the arrest made against Rosli was valid as there was enough evidence to do so.

During the crossed examination by the plaintif lawyer Cheetan Jetwani, Saiful disagreed with the allegation that the order to arrest Rosli was to avoid him from advising Datuk Ramli Yusof in the capacity as a lawyer.

Saiful said the arrest came after Rosli refused to declare his assets as per requested in the notice which was issued by prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais, who was testifying before Saiful.

To the question if Rosli was confused on whether to declare his or Ramli’s asset, Saiful nodded and replied that Rosli was confused despite it was clearly stated in the notice.

When asked why the ACA did not use the Section 22 of the corruption act but instead the Section 32, Saiful said the act give special power to order an individual to declare their assets voluntarily.

He stated the declaration of the asset under act should be done by showing and submitting supporting documents and will consume little time.

Saiful who was testifying before judge Datuk Su Geok Yiam also told the court the it is depend on a situation if the person being investigated would be told before they are being arrested.

Saiful finished testifying today and the 8th witness is expected to testify tomorrow.

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