Najib takes the stand in SRC trial

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time ever, Malaysia will see a former Prime Minister take the stand to answer charges against him in the court.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak, clad in a blue suit, arrived at the High Court here around 8.50am.

The courtroom was full in anticipation for the session.

Those coming a bit after 9am were already unable to enter the courtroom.

The 66-year-old is set to testify from the witness box to defend himself against seven charges of misappropriating RM42mil in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds before High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.

Najib will be the first defence witness, for the trial which started on April 3 this year.

Justice Mohd Nazlan had on Nov 11 ordered Najib to enter his defence on three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), three charges of money laundering, and one count of abuse of position in relation to the SRC International funds after finding that the prosecution had established a prima facie case against him.

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