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Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) is seen arriving at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex ahead of the trial. - NSTP/Mustaffa Kamal
Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) is seen arriving at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex ahead of the trial. - NSTP/Mustaffa Kamal

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been summoned to the palace, according to news reports.

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who is heading his team of lawyers in the multiple corruption cases Najib is embroiled in said his client was summoned to the Palace, after a party meeting at the Umno headquarters today.

He said this to Justice Mohd Nazlan Ghazali during the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial today.

"My client Datuk Seri Najib was earlier summoned to the Palace at 11am but it has been adjusted to another time soon after the meeting at the party headquarters.

“He is required to be at [Putra World Trade Centre] by 10.30am," he told the court earlier this morning.

He is most likely headed to the Palace as part of the Umno delegation slated for an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today.

According to news reports, the presidents of Umno, PAS, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Parti Warisan Sabah and Gabungan Parti Sarawak are meeting today, ahead of their respective audiences with Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

The SRC trial was adjourned before 10am today.

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