Prosecution hands over 421 documents to the defence over Najib's 1MDB case


KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution team has handed over 421 documents to the defence that will be used in the trial of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is accused of corruption and money laundering involving funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The documents were handed over in accordance with Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The court was informed of this progress by lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram during case management on Thursday (Jan 31).

However, the prosecution said there were still several banking documents that they have not obtained from the banks.

“We still need time to get the documents,” Sri Ram said.

Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah then fixed Feb 26 for case management.

In another development, the court also fixed Feb 15 for hearing in Najib’s application to challenge Sri Ram’s appointment to lead the prosecution team in the case.

Justice Sequerah ordered the parties involved to submit their written submissions on Feb 13.

On Sept 20, the former premier was charged with four counts of graft under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act and 21 counts of money laundering under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, involving 1MDB funds of RM2.28bil.

Najib was alleged to have committed all the offences at the AmIslamic Bank Berhad, No. 55, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Ceylon between 2011 and 2014.

 

1MDB , Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak , Trial