KUALA LUMPUR: A former special officer of Datuk Seri Najib Razak has landed himself in trouble after a video recording of the proceedings of his former boss at the Kuala Lumpur High Court was uploaded on his Facebook page.
The CCTV recording of the proceedings were uploaded on Isham Jalil’s Facebook page and has been viewed 189,000 times, attracted 1,700 comments and 3,200 shares as at 9pm.
The recording was uploaded under the title “Hari Kelima Perbicaraan Dato’ Seri Najib” (the fifth day of Datuk Seri Najib trial).
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) legal bureau committee member Saiful Ambar Abdullah Ambar said a police report would be lodged over the matter.
He said the uploading of the CCTV recording and comments posted by Isham were clearly against the law and a clear act of contempt of court as the trial was ongoing.
“I believe the recording can only be obtained by certain parties allowed by the courts on strict conditions.
“It cannot be distributed, copied or uploaded in any form on any platform,” he said in a statement.
Saiful also pointed out that Isham had seemingly warned the court by posting that it would set a bad precedent if Najib was found guilty.
“This is clearly contempt of court.
“I would like to advise Isham to stop acting as Najib’s lawyer outside the court.
“He should just let the learned defence counsels who were appointed by Najib to handle the case.”
Najib had previously said his trial should be broadcast live but this was rejected.
The former prime minister is on trial for misuse of RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.
The trial will resume on Monday after it was adjourned yesterday.