Najib’s 1MDB case set for May 14


KUALA LUMPUR: The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who faces 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28bil in funds linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), will take place for 14 days beginning May 14.

Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah set the dates during case management at the High Court yesterday.

The dates are May 14, 15 and 17; May 28, 29, and 31; June 10 to 14 and June 18, 20 and 21.

The dates were fixed after Najib’s lawyer Harvinderjit Singh told the court the original dates set from April 15 to May 3 would overlap with another case faced by Najib involving misappropriation of funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Najib has been charged with four counts as a public officer, namely prime minister, finance minister and 1MDB chairman, of using his position to attain gratification for himself.

The Pekan MP also faces 21 allegations of money laundering under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Amla), involving 1MDB funds amounting to RM2.28bil.

Meanwhile, the Federal Court will deliver on April 10 its decision on Najib’s and the prosecution’s appeals relating to his SRC International Sdn Bhd case. — Bernama

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