Rosmah appoints new legal team, Najib and lawyers part ways

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 5 Jun 2018, 3:51 am

Former premier Najib Abdul Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor has appointed a new defence team to accompany her to the MACC over its investigation on the misappropriation of SRC International funds.

Lawyers K Kumaraendran and Geethan Ram Vincent are accompanying Rosmah to MACC today.

"Yes, I am representing Rosmah with Geethan, but not Najib," senior counsel Kumaraendran told Malaysiakini when contacted.

Meanwhile, in another development, former solicitor general II Yusof Zainal Abiden and senior lawyer M Puravalen are reported to have part ways with Najib on mutual consent. 

Puravalen in a statement to Malaysiakini said: "Yusof and I have ceased in representing Najib. I have also ceased from appearing for Rosmah.”

If true, this is the second time Najib and Rosmah's lawyers had withdrawn themselves from representing the former prime minister and his wife. 

Previously, lawyer Harpal Singh appeared and gave statements as part of the legal team when the police probe began.

Yusof and Puravalen represented Najib while he was questioned by the MACC.

It remains uncertain who will be appearing for Najib in the police and MACC probe.

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