Najib's appeal in SRC case to be heard next February

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  • Thursday, 01 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The appeal filed by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) against his conviction and sentence in the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial will be heard on Feb 15 next year.

The dates for the 12-day hearing was fixed by Court of Appeal deputy registrar Darmafikri Abu Adam during case management in Putrajaya on Thursday (Oct 1).

The dates fixed are Feb 15 until Feb 18, Feb 22 until Feb 25 and March 1 until March 4,2021.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Ashraf Adrin Kamaril and Najib's lawyers Harvinderjit Singh and Nur Syahirah Hanapiah were present during case management.

On July 28, the Pekan MP was convicted of one count of power abuse, three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and three counts of money laundering involving RM42mil from SRC International.

High Court Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali sentenced him to 12 years in jail and a fine of RM210mil, in default of five years' jail for the single count of abuse of power.

Najib was sentenced to 10 years' jail each for the three counts of CBT and three counts of money laundering.

The court ordered for the jail time to run concurrently, and also allowed for a stay of execution pending an appeal.

Najib is currently out on a RM2mil bail with two sureties.

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