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Court fixes Thursday to hear Najib's bid to postpone SRC trial

Bernama  |  Published:

The Federal Court has set April 4 to hear former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's application to review the lifting of the order to stay his trial involving SRC International Sdn Bhd.

When contacted, his counsel Harvinderjit Singh confirmed the hearing date has been fixed for Thursday.

On the same day, the Federal Court will also hear four other appeals, three by Najib and one by the prosecution.

Najib lost three of four appeals at the Court of Appeal regarding his request for additional documents, a gag order to prevent the media and public from discussing the merits of his case, and on the attorney-general's move to withdraw his certificate to transfer seven charges from the Sessions Court to the High Court.

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However, the Court of Appeal had on March 21 allowed Najib's appeal to have the prosecution produce the appointment letter of ad hoc prosecutor Sulaiman Abdullah.

On March 27, the Federal Court lifted the stay of the trial granted by the Court of Appeal to Najib, pending disposal of his appeals over interlocutory matters.

Summary of Najib’s SRC RM42 million case

Najib is facing 7 charges relating to RM42m involving SRC International, a former 1MDB subsidiary.

  • 1 abuse of power charge
  • 3 criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges
  • 3 money laundering charges

His case was remitted back to the Kuala Lumpur High Court before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, who subsequently fixed tomorrow for trial.

Najib is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abusing his position over SRC International funds, amounting to RM42 million.

He was also charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same amount of money.

- Bernama

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