Najib’s son has to pay IRB RM37.6 mln in unpaid taxes

Najib's son Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib After slapping Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with a RM1.69 billion tax suit, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is now suing the former premier’ son over RM37.6 million of unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2017.
Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s son, Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin has to pay  RM37.6 million in unpaid taxes to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

This was after High Court judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim today allowed the IRB’s application for summary judgment to be entered against Mohd Nazifuddin.

A summary judgment is where the court decides on a certain case through arguments without hearing witness statements in a trial.

 Justice Ahmad Zaidi ruled, among others, that the IRB as the plaintiff had proven its claim to be obvious and clear while the defendant (Mohd Nazifuddin) failed to show merits in his statement of defence.

The IRB via the Malaysian government filed the writ of summons against Mohd Nazifuddin, 37, on July 24, last year, claiming that he still had unpaid taxes for the assessment years from 2011 to 2017 as stated in the assessment notice dated March 15, 2019.



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