1MDB audit tampering trial: Prosecution mulls possibility of appeal


KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution will need to study the grounds of judgment by the High Court in its acquittal of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy in the 1MDB audit tampering trial, says the prosecution.

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Deputy public prosecutor Kamal Baharin Omar said the team has to discuss the matter with the Attorney General before deciding on the next step.

The media had asked him if the prosecution would be appealing the High Court's decision on Friday (March 3) that acquitted both Najib and Arul Kanda.

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During the proceedings, the seat usually occupied by the late lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram was left vacant.

The former Federal Court judge, who led the prosecution in Najib's 1MDB-linked cases, passed away on Jan 29 after battling a lung infection.

It was learned that the seat was left empty as a mark of respect for Sri Ram.

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