Judge allows Najib to call expert witness to examine signatures

Hariz Mohd & Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 22 Jan 2020, 3:54 am

SRC TRIAL | Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak can call for an expert witness to examine the authenticity of his signatures on SRC International-related documents, the High Court in Kuala Lumpur ruled this morning.

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali (photo, abovedelivered the decision at the start of today's proceeding, finding that Najib, in defending himself in the criminal trial against him, is entitled to introduce relevant evidence of his choice.

He said that even if Najib's dispute against the authenticity of his signatures was based on an afterthought, it was not a valid reason to bar him from leading evidence in his defence...

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