Appeals Court allows Najib to stay hearing of SRC trial (updated)

  • Nation
  • Monday, 11 Feb 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has allowed an application by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to temporarily stay the hearing of his SRC International trial which is supposed to take place on Tuesday (Feb 12).

Justice Ahmadi Asnawi, who chaired a three-man panel, said the court was satisfied that the former premier has shown special circumstances for the court to grant a stay on the trial.

“It is our unanimous view that if a stay is not granted and the trial to proceed, it will render the proceeding a nullity that would result in a waste of time and public money,” he said.

Justice Ahmadi further said that the court did not find any evidence of “delay tactic” in Najib's application, as claimed by the public prosecutor.

“We hereby allow the motion as prayer by the applicant,” he said on Monday (Feb 11). 

Justices Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah and Yew Jen Kie also sat on the bench. 

The SRC International trial is stayed pending the disposal of Najib's appeal on the prosecution's withdrawal of the certificate of transfer.

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