The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed an application by the Swiss-based Activist group, the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) for a Norwich Pharmacal Order which sought banking records of a private Canadian company, Sakto Corporation.orporation.
By NST - February 7, 2018 @ 11:40am
ONTARIO: The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed an application by the Swiss-based Activist group, the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) for a Norwich Pharmacal Order which sought banking records of a private Canadian company, Sakto Corporation.
In a statement issued today by GRA Communications, Legal Counsel for Sakto Corporation, Duncan Fraser said the judge had ruled that Canadian law did not allow foreign “vigilante citizens’ groups” to circumvent the Canadian constitution and get access to private records.
He said the judge ruled that this was especially so “where they don’t have evidence any crime was committed.”
THE BORNEO POST
KUCHING: A Canadian court dismissed an application by Swiss NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) for the disclosure of financial data in a money-laundering case involving an Ottawa real estate company.
According to a report by Free Malaysia Today, Ontario Superior Court Justice Sean Dunphy reportedly said BMF was “asking for greater powers than the police have”.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 5, 2018
UPDATED FEBRUARY 6, 2018
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JAMES BRADSHAW/BANKING REPORTER
An Ontario judge swiftly dismissed an unusual request to obtain sensitive financial records made by a group pursuing allegations of money laundering involving an Ottawa real estate firm with family ties to Malaysian officials.
The Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), a Swiss-based advocacy group, went to court with a novel approach that sought the equivalent of a search warrant. If successful, it would have forced some of Canada's largest banks to turn over financial records relating to business dealings by Sakto Corp., an influential force in Ottawa real estate.