‘Najib can be sued as public officer’


Day in court: Najib arriving at the court in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was a public officer and could be sued for alleged misfeasance in public office, ruled the Federal Court in a landmark decision.

Federal Court judge Datuk Nallini Pathmanathan who delivered the court’s seven-member bench’s decision said a prime minister or any other minister are public officers within Section 5 of the Government Proceedings Act 1956.

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