Sitham to join prosecution in Najib trial

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  • Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Prominent lawyer Datuk V. Sithambaram (pic) is expected to join the prosecution team for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s trial scheduled to begin on Feb 12.

Sithambaran is said to be joining Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah and the team from the Attorney Gene­ral’s Cham­bers in the SRC Interna­tional Sdn Bhd trial.

An online portal quoted sources on Sithambaram’s inclusion into the prosecution team.

However, attempts to contact the top criminal lawyer yesterday were unsuccessful.

His said inclusion sparked interest among the legal fraternity.

Sithambaram has a wealth of experience practising law, having served the profession for more than 30 years.

Last year, Attorney General Tommy Thomas, who opted out of leading the prosecution for the 1MDB case against the former prime minister, appointed Sulaiman to lead the prosecution team.

Najib, 65, is facing seven criminal charges over funds belonging to SRC International totalling RM42mil, namely three criminal breach of trust charges, one of abuse of power and three of money laundering.

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