Court says ‘no’ to Najib’s bid to delay SRC decision

25-Nov-2021 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 7:19 AM Print This Post

The Court of Appeal said it is maintaining December 8 as the decision date for Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC International case.

Deputy registrar Mohd Khairi Haron informed the defence in a letter today that the application to defer the ruling had been rejected.

“Please attend court on that date (December 8),” he said.

Yesterday, Najib’s lawyers wrote to the court seeking to defer the December 8 decision date on the former prime minister’s appeal.

They requested the court to deliver the ruling between December 13 and 17 instead.

They said Najib would only come back to Kuala Lumpur on December 5 from Singapore, and needed to undergo a seven-day quarantine until December 12.

Najib is in Singapore to be with his daughter, who gave birth recently.

Yesterday, the chief registrar’s office said the appeals court was set to give its ruling on the case on December 8.

Najib is appealing to quash his conviction on seven charges of abuse of power, money laundering and criminal breach of trust (CBT) over SRC International funds.

The appeals court panel, chaired by Judge Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, had earlier reserved its decision.

The other judges on the panel were Has Zanah Mehat and Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera.

In July last year, High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali sentenced Najib to 12 years jail and fined him RM210 million after finding him guilty on all seven charges.

Najib was accused of abusing his power as the prime minister by giving government guarantees on SRC International’s RM4 billion loan from Retirement Fund Inc.

He was also slapped with three counts of CBT and three money laundering charges in relation to RM42 million belonging to SRC International, a former unit of 1MDB.


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