RM6.6bil CBT case: Najib sends second representation to AGC

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has sent a second representation to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) in his bid to have his criminal breach of trust charges involving RM6.6bil dropped.

The former Pekan MP is facing six counts of CBT together with former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah in relation to payments to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) from government coffers.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi informed the High Court here during case management on Wednesday (Aug 9) that the prosecution had received the representation letter from Messrs Shafee & Co last week.

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Muhammad Saifuddin said he received instructions to seek another date for the AGC to study the representation.

"It involves a lot of documents, therefore I am seeking another case management date in a month and a half or two months (for the outcome of the representation)," he said.

Najib's lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah confirmed the matter and did not object to the prosecution’s request.

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He, however, sought a two-week date for next case management.

Meanwhile, lawyer Datuk K Kumaraendran who represented Mohd Irwan sought for a month's time for case management and told the court that his client's defence team had been waiting for the result of their representation letter for three months.

Justice Muhammad Jamil Hussin then fixed Sept 12 for the next case management date for the prosecution to update the court on the status of the representation.

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On Oct 25, 2018, Najib, 70, and Mohd Irwan Serigar, 66, pleaded not guilty to six charges of CBT amounting to RM6.6bil in government funds involving payments to IPIC.

Najib and Mohd Irwan were jointly accused of committing all the offences at the Finance Ministry Complex, Putrajaya between Dec 21, 2016 and Dec 18, 2017.

They were charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same Code which provides for a maximum of 20 years’ jail and whipping as well as a fine upon conviction.

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