Najib arrives at Federal Court for SRC case review

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) has arrived at the Federal Court in Putrajaya for the hearing of his bid to review the Federal Court's decision on his SRC corruption case.

He arrived at the apex court at 8.50am from the Kajang Prison where he is currrently serving his 12-year prison sentence.

Seen at the public gallery of the Federal Court is his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and a small group of his supporters gathered outside of the court complex to show support.

A one-day hearing has been set for Thursday (Jan 19) and the court proceedings began at 9.42am

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He is seeking to review the Federal Court's decision of Aug 23, 2022 upholding 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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This was followed by a petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) to ask for a release or a retrial of the SRC International Sdn Bhd case, with Najib claiming that there were "serious defects" in the hearing before he was sentenced to jail,

The petition stated that the dismissal of Najib's appeal at the Federal Court on Aug 23 last year was "unjust, flawed and violated his basic human rights and the Federal Constitution of Malaysia" and reeked of "rushed justice".

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