It's 7 vs 11 in Najib's trial


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018

Attorney General Tommy Thomas at Jalan Duta Courts Complex. -Azhar Mahfof/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney General Tommy Thomas will lead a prosecution team of 11 other lawyers in Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's criminal proceedings.

And they will go up against seven lawyers from the former prime minister's legal team.

The prosecution team includes Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, Manoj Kurup, Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar, Datuk Ishak Mohd Yusoff, Donald Joseph Franklin, Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi, Budiman Lutfi Mohamed, Sulaiman Kho Kheng Fuei, Mohd Ashrof Adrin Kamarul and Muhammad Izzat Fauzan.

The defence team, lead by Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, includes Harvinderjit Singh, Datuk R. Krishnan, Farhan Read, Rahmat Hazlan, Muhammad Farhan Shafee and Syahirah Hanapiah.

Najib, 64, was charged at the Sessions Court here on Wednesday (July 4) with receiving a RM42mil bribe as inducement to provide a sovereign guarantee on behalf of the Malaysian Government for a loan of RM4bil from the pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) to SRC International Sdn Bhd.

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