Khir Toyo withdraws mansion forfeiture review application (Updated)

PUTRAJAYA: Former Selangor mentri besar Dr.Mohamad Khir Toyo and his wife's review application for clarification of a forfeiture order of their property was withdrawn at the Federal Court today.

The five-men panel of judges led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Ma Raus Shariff struck out the application, after their lawyer, M. Athimulan informed about the withdrawal of the application.

"After studying all the affidavits and the judgment, we have advised out client accordingly and the instruction is to withdraw," said Athimulan.

Mohamad Khir and his wife Zahrah Kechik had filed the review application seeking for clarification in relation to the court's order to forfeit their two plots of land and a bungalow.

On Sept 29, 2015, Mohamad Khir was ordered to serve 12 months in jail after the Federal Court rejected his final appeal to set aside his conviction for using his position as mentri besar to obtain two plots of land and a bungalow unit in Shah Alam.

The court also upheld that the High Court order for forfeiture of his land is in accordance with the law.

The land of the property was jointly owned by Khir and his wife.

After serving six months in prison, Mohamad Khir was released from prison on March 29, 2016, and was granted parole.

Raus sat together with Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim, Datuk Balia Yusof and Datuk Dr Prasad Sandosham.