Final SRC appeal: Only Almighty can dispense perfect justice, says Najib’s lawyer


PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak's lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik spoke briefly to the press after the end of the appeal hearing in the SRC International case.

"Of course we are sad, because we lost the appeal. I can only say that we seek comfort and solace in the words of a great Indian jurist who said that only the Almighty alone can dispense perfect justice."

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When asked if a review would be filed, Hisyam said: "I am not able to say now. But we will be discussing the possibility."

The Federal Court had affirmed the conviction and sentence faced by the former prime minister.

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Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, in the broad grounds of judgment, said the five-judge panel had examined the merits of the case "in great detail".

She said the apex court found that the conviction was safe on all seven charges and that the sentence was not excessive. She ordered that he be sent to jail immediately.

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Najib had been sentenced by the High Court to 12 years in jail and fined RM210mil for seven charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving RM42mil from SRC's funds.

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who was spotted at the court left without giving any comment.

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