Najib's Federal Court case hearings shortened to a day

PUTRAJAYA: The three-day hearing of Datuk Seri Najib Razak's Federal Court review has been shortened to a day.

While the Jan 19 date is maintained, two other dates - Jan 20 and Jan 26 - have been vacated.

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It is understood that the dates had to be vacated due to the unavailability of one of the judges on the panel as the judge is involved in another hearing that needs to be prioritised on the two dates.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Ashroff Adrin Kamarul confirmed the matter when contacted by the press on Tuesday (Jan 10).

On Monday (Jan 9), Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said that the review application would proceed as planned as the judges presiding over the matter have been prepared.

"The review's hearing dates have been fixed and we have the panel of judges ready for the matter," she told a press conference after the Opening of the Legal Year (OLY) 2023 here on Monday.

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The dates have been fixed since Oct 21 last year.

On Aug 23, last year, the Federal Court upheld the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision to convict Najib to 12 years in jail and a RM210mil fine in the RM42mil SRC case.

On Sept 6, he applied for a review of the Federal Court’s decision, claiming a “miscarriage of justice” in his case.

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