Najib's corruption trial set for February next year


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The corruption trial of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will only take place next year.

The High Court set the trial dates as Feb 18 to 28, March 4 to 8, and March 11 to 15, 2019.

In total, the trial will go on for 19 days.

The former prime minister, has been charged for corruption and criminal breach of trust in a case linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

The 64-year-old was charged with misusing his position as a government official to receive a RM42mil bribe as inducement to provide a sovereign guarantee on behalf of the Malaysian Government for a loan of RM4bil from a government pension fund to SRC International Sdn Bhd.

He was also charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) in his capacity as Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Advisor Emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted with the RM4bil.

He pleaded not guilty.

Bail for Najib was fixed at RM1mil in cash and two sureties. He will also surrender both his normal and diplomatic passports.

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