High Court fixes trial dates in Najib's criminal cases

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has fixed Feb 12 to Feb 28 and March 4 to March 29 next year for the trial in the criminal cases of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic).

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali fixed the new dates during a proceedings here Friday.

He also fixed Oct 4 for case management.

Earlier, the High Court dismissed Najib's application for a gag order on the media, prohibiting it from discussing the merits of the criminal cases against him.

On Wednesday (Aug 8), Najib was slapped with another three counts of money laundering amounting to RM42mil that was linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

On July 4, he claimed trial to a charge of using his positions as the prime minister and finance minister to receive a RM42mil gratification when he was involved in the government’s decision in providing a guarantee for a RM4bil loan from the Retirement Fund Inc to SRC International.

He also claimed trial to three counts of criminal breach of trust under Section 409 of the Penal Code.

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