PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today dismissed Umno’s bid to strike out a lawsuit filed by SRC International Sdn Bhd and two of its subsidiaries to reclaim RM16 million alleged to have been wrongfully transferred to the party.

A three-member panel, comprising Justices Hadhariah Syed Ismail, Abu Bakar Jais and Mariana Yahya, found that there were no merits in Umno’s appeal.

“This is not a plain and obvious case for striking out,” said Hadhariah, who chaired the panel.