Friday , June 9 2023

Waive immunity granted to former AIAC director, urged Putrajaya


Bar President George Varughese says the government's waiver will be in line with its rule. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed hope that the government will waive the privileges and immunity granted to former AIAC director Sundra Rajoo.

Bar President George Varughese said such a waiver would be in line with the government's emphasis on the rule of law.

"It will also give all the implicated people an opportunity to clear their names.

"We also believe that AIAC will extend its full-fledged co-operation to the relevant authorities," Varughese said in a statement congratulating senior lawyer Vinayak Pradhan who was appointed as the acting director of the AIAC.

Pradhan replaces Sundra who resigned after helming the body for nine years.

It was reported that Sundra, a FIFA Ethics Committee judge, was held for over a decade, but was released after a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the grounds that Sundra had diplomatic immunity as head of the AIAC .

Sundra has been accused of using his position to earn financial favors, reports said.

He has been appointed as president of the United States Department of Justice for probation into soccer corruption.

The adjudicatory chamber was responsible for banning former footballer Sepp Blatter and UEFA head Michel Platini.

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