PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has dismissed former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's bid for a gag order to prohibit the media and public from discussing the merits of his criminal case involving RM42mil in funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd.
It is one of Najib's three appeals unanimously dismissed by a three-member panel comprising Zabariah Mohd Yusof, Rhodzariah Bujang and Lau Bee Lan yesterday.
The court held that for the three appeals, there was no appealable error made by the High Court judge that warranted its intervention.
The other two appeals were for access to investigation documents, including witness statement at pre-trial stage, and on Attorney General Tommy Thomas' move to withdraw his certificate to transfer
Najib's seven charges relating to the SRC International's funds from the Sessions Court to the High Court.
However, the court allowed Najib's appeal to obtain a copy of the appointment letter authorising lawyer Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah to lead the prosecution in the case.
Overturning the High Court's decision, Justice Rhodzariah ordered the prosecution to produce a copy of the appointment letter.
The 66-year-old Pekan MP is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abusing his position in the case.
Najib was also charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same amount of money. - Bernama