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Najib's SRC trial postponed; new economic council unveiled

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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

Najib's SRC trial postponed

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's trial on corruption charges relating to SRC International Sdn Bhd was postponed after a stay was granted by the Court of Appeal.

Lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla criticised the prosecution's handling of Najib's case, which resulted in the postponement of the trial.

Three other graft charges against Najib, also involving SRC International, were transferred from the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to the High Court.

Najib's daughter Nooryana Najwa appealed for public support for her father, who she described as the government's strongest critic.

Police confirmed that the Attorney-General's Chambers has dropped the case against lawyer Siti Kasim, who had allegedly shown her middle finger at a public forum.

New economic council unveiled

Former minister Rafidah Aziz and former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz are among the members of the new Economic Action Council that will help the government to tackle issues relating to the economy and cost of living.

Police have yet to identify which items of jewellery it confiscated from Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor belonged to a Lebanese jeweller who had allegedly delivered them to Rosmah for viewing.

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur will on March 15 decide on Umno's claim that the RM116.7 million in cash, with multiple currencies seized from properties linked to Najib, belonged to the party.

Former minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is facing graft charges, managed to temporarily regain his passport to see his children in Australia.

Hurdles to Semenyih by-election

A voter filed a suit against the Election Commission in a bid to postpone the upcoming Semenyih by-election.

Former Election Commission deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said the Semenyih by-election should be postponed due to the EC still not having a complete line-up of commissioners.

The feud between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and AirAsia intensified with the airport operator accusing the budget airliner of making false statements about it.

AirAsia responded by saying that MAHB was using legal threats to stifle and suppress fair comment.

Other Kinibites

Malaysiakini presents a series of special reports in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Perak Crisis.

French lawyers handling the Scorpene case are set to meet with attorney-general Tommy Thomas.

Former Terengganu menteri besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman quit as the Terengganu opposition leader.

The inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim commenced with testimonies from his colleagues on the night they were attacked by rioters.

Former PKR deputy Youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin denied organising a boycott against newly minted PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasir.

Looking ahead

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will visit the General Operations Force camp in Semenyih.

The inquest into Adib's death will resume with a visit to the site where he was attacked.

Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali will attend a Chinese New Year event with the Hokkien Associations.

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