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Thailand nod on getting evidence from Justo

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has received a positive response from its counterpart in Thailand to obtain further evidence on Xavier Andre Justo, a Swiss national, in light of his conviction on Monday.

In a statement, the AGC said the department was in the process of obtaining further evidence under the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters among Asean member countries.

On Monday, Justo was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by the Bangkok South Criminal Court when he admitted to attempting to blackmail his former employer, PetroSaudi International.

The 49-year-old former IT executive was charged under Section 338 of the Thai Penal Code which carries a jail term of one to 10 years and a fine of between 2,000 baht (RM222) and 20,000 baht (RM2,223).

In the statement, the AGC said the department had also assured the public that all investigation papers submitted by the Royal Malaysian Police for its attention would be studied thoroughly and given serious attention due to such allegations as these offences would affect the country’s stability.

- Bernama

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