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GANT1 suit: Court grants stay on Najib, 1MDB filing defence

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Court of Appeal has granted a stay on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and 1MDB filing their defence in a suit brought by several Pakatan Harapan youth over 1MDB’s settlement payment with the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).

Last week, the Kuala Lumpur High Court had ordered Najib, 1MDB and the government to file their defence in the suit, which is being brought by the 10 youths calling themselves Gerakan Anak Muda Tolak Najib (GANT1).

“In the circumstances of this case, we are unanimous in the view that stay should be granted.

“We are of the opinion that if stay is refused and the appeal in allowed, the whole thing would be a waste of judicial time,” said Court of Appeal Judge Mohd Zawawi Salleh, who chaired the three-member panel this morning...

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