SRC abuse of power charge against Najib 'illegal', Shafee submits

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 27 Apr 2021, 6:40 am

The SRC International-linked abuse of power charge against Najib Abdul Razak was "wrong" and "illegal", the Court of Appeal heard today.

The former prime minister’s lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (above) submitted that this was because not only Najib did not have a personal interest in SRC, but also due to a proviso in Section 23(4) of the MACC Act 2009.

Section 23(4) states that "This section shall not apply to an officer who holds office in a public body as a representative of another public body, which has the control or partial control over the first-mentioned public body in respect of any...

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