Najib's new money laundering case transferred to High Court

  • Nation
  • Monday, 11 Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s case involving three additional charges of money laundering RM27mil worth of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali allowed the application by the prosecution, led by Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas, to transfer the case from the Sessions Court to the High Court.

However, Mohd Nazlan dismissed Thomas' application for the case to be tried jointly with three other cases (of criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering) faced by Najib.

“I have no issue with the transfer per se, but the issue of a joint trial is premature because it's within the jurisdiction of the High Court to try the matter,” the judge said Monday (Feb 11).

Earlier, Thomas told the court that the prosecution sought to transfer Najib's case under Section 417 (1)(e) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC). – Bernama

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