DPP: Najib's SRC trial has completed 30% of its process

  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is facing seven charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd's funds totalling RM42mil, has completed 30% of its process.

Deputy public prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaran said the court is expected to hear the testimonies from 40 other prosecution witnesses.

"The trial has completed about 30% of its process, there will be 40 more prosecution witnesses to be called," he told reporters after case management before High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali here Friday (May 17).

To date, the prosecution has called 37 witnesses to testify in the trial and they will continue to give their evidence when the trial resumes on May 28.

The court has fixed 39 days for the trial from May 28 and 29, June 10 to 14, June 17 to 21, July 1 to 3 and July 8 until Aug 15.

Najib, 66, was represented by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

The court fixed today for case management to set new dates to continue the trial.

On July 4 last year, Najib claimed trial to a charge of abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) linked to the 1MDB scandal.

He allegedly misappropriated RM42mil in funds belonging to SRC International.

On Aug 8, 2018, he appeared in court again for the second time and was charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same RM42mil. - Bernama


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