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Unhappy chatter over Riza's plea-bargain? Shafee trots out Guan Eng's acquittal

Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, star defence lawyer for a number of 1MDB criminal cases, today questioned the volume of criticism thrown against the settlement deal which saw Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz being granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) for money-laundering.

Speaking to reporters in Kuala Lumpur, he compared the response to the case of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng who was acquitted by then attorney-general Tommy Thomas on charges of corruption linked to the purchase of a bungalow at allegedly below market-value.

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