Crime & Courts

Najib raises objection against Federal Court panelists in SRC review hearing

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak raised an objection against the Federal Court panelists to review his conviction and sentence in the SRC International Berhad case today.   

The panelists for his review consists of four judges from the Federal Court and a Court of Appeal judge, Datuk Abu Bakar Jais.   

Najib's lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah insisted that the panelists must be judges from the Federal Court.   

The other panels are Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli, federal court judges Datuk Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang, and Datuk Nordin Hassan.

The senior lawyer is now presenting his submissions on the matter.

The former prime minister is seeking a review of the Federal Court's decision to reject his application to adduce fresh evidence relating to then High Court judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.

He is also seeking a review of the court's decision to dismiss his bid to postpone his appeal hearing as well as the decision to recuse Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

Najib is also seeking a review of the court's decision on Aug 23, last year, to affirm his conviction and sentence.

Najib, 70, was found guilty of abuse of power in relation to a RM4 billion loan given by Retirement Fund (Inc) (KWAP) to SRC between August 2011 and March 2012.

He was also convicted of criminal breach of trust and money laundering involving RM42 million of SRC funds between Dec 26, 2014 and Feb 10, 2015.

For this, Najib was sentenced to 12 years' jail and fined RM210 million by the High Court, with the jail sentence and fine being upheld by the Court of Appeal on Dec 8, 2021, and further affirmed by the Federal Court on Aug 23 last year.

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