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Najib refuses to comment on Anwar's legal bid over 'RM9.5m' claim

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak declined to comment on the legal action to set aside Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II conviction based on the allegation that he, as Umno president, paid the chief prosecutor a fee of RM9.5 million.

"I don't want to comment anything about a legal case," Najib told a press conference after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur this evening.

Malaysiakini was barred from attending the press conference but managed to obtain a recording of the event.

This morning, Anwar's lawyers filed an originating summons to declare the Federal Court's decision to uphold his conviction and five-year prison sentence null and void.

This was after Sarawak Report, citing alleged leaked investigation papers, claimed that Najib paid lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who was prosecuter in the case, RM9.5 million in two tranches...

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