KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Hussein Onn Foundation agreed to forfeit funds of RM1,980,328, which was frozen in its account allegedly linked to the 1MDB scandal, to the government. Its lawyer, Datuk Hariharan Tara Singh informed High Court judicial commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh when the matter came up for mention yesterday.

Deputy public prosecutor Allan Suman Pillai, from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), told the court that the prosecution would withdraw its forfeiture application against the foundation.

Ahmad Shahrir then allowed the forfeiture of the moneyin the foundation’s account to the government. He also allowed the forfeiture of RM121,205 that was frozen in an account belonging to Rayhar Travels Sdn Bhd, also for allegedly linked to the 1MDB scandal, to the government, after the prosecution withdrew its forfeiture application against the company. – Bernama