Parties Seek To Postpone Najib S Rm27mil Src Money Laundering Case
Najib Razak had been sentenced to 12 years’ jail and fined RM210 million in his first SRC International corruption case involving RM42 million. (Bernama pic) KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution and the defence in Najib Razak’s RM27 million SRC International money laundering case are seeking to adjourn the trial scheduled to begin next Monday.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Ashrof Adrin Kamarul told reporters the parties informed High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan of their intention during case management today.
“We would like the trial adjourned because the main SRC International RM42 million case is still pending a decision before the Court of Appeal,” Ashrof said.
“We need to get the final decision at the Federal Court before we can proceed with this case,” he said, adding that both the prosecution and defence will write to the court today.
Lawyer Rahmat Mohamed Hazlan appeared for Najib.
The High Court initially fixed Aug 2 to 9, as well as March 7 to 31 and April 11 to 28, 2022 for the trial.
The RM27 million money laundering charges were filed in February 2019, shortly before the RM42 million trial, which involved three counts of money laundering, three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power, began on April 3, 2019.
The charges in the present trial were not heard together with the RM42 million case.
Ashrof pointed out that the evidence in the RM42 million trial was interrelated to the present case.
The High Court had, on July 28 last year, found Najib guilty of all seven charges in the earlier case and sentenced him to 12 years’ jail and a fine of RM210 million.
The Court of Appeal heard Najib’s appeal from April 5 to May 18 and reserved its decision. - FMT
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