Senior DPP Gopal Sri Ram dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram died at hospital today.

He was 79.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Mustafa P. Kunyalam confirmed this to Bernama.

"Yes, confirmed. He died at 12.15pm today at private hospital," he said when contacted.

The former Federal Court judge was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital here last week for a lung infection.

Sri Ram is the lead prosecutor in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He is also leading the prosecution of Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, in cases involving corruption in a hybrid-solar power project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak and money laundering amounting to RM7 million.

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