Khir Toyo ordered to enter defence
Former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has been ordered by the High Court here to enter his defence for obtaining two lots of land and a house through a company director below the purchase price.
High Court judge Justice Mohtarudin Baki held Monday that the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against Dr Khir.
The judge set five days from Sept 26 to hear the defence’s case.
Dr Mohd Khir, 46, is charged with knowingly purchasing properties fromDitamas Sdn Bhd director Shamsuddin Haryoni in 2007 for much lower than its original price.
He is alleged to have committed the offence at the Selangor Mentri Besar’s official residence on May 29, when he obtained for himself and his wife Datin Seri Zahrah Kechik two plots of land and house from Shamsuddin at RM3.5mil.
The prosecution case came to a close on June 22 after 25 witnesses were called to testify during the nine-day trial.