Najib's 1MDB trial to resume next Monday (May 3)

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM2.28bil 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak will resume on Monday (May 3) after a short break to give way to the SRC International Sdn Bhd appeal.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib confirmed that the hearing before High Court judge Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah will go on for two days next week, May 3 and May 4.

He said former 1MDB CEO Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, who is the 10th prosecution witness, would continue his testimony on the stand.

The trial was put on hold as Najib's appeal against his conviction and sentence in the SRC International case was being heard at the Court of Appeal beginning April 5.

In the SRC case, Najib was sentenced to 12 years' jail and a RM210mil fine after he was found guilty on seven charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of position involving the misappropriation of RM42mil from SRC's coffers.

The appeal was initially fixed for a 12-day hearing but has been extended for one more day to May 6 for Najib's defence team to finish its submissions.

Najib, 68, is facing four charges of abusing his position to obtain gratification totalling RM2.28bil in 1MDB funds and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same money

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