Najib back in court for gag order hearing

  • Aug 10, 2018
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak will be in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur again today for the hearing of his application for the interim gag order on the case involving his three criminal breach of trust, three money laundering and one abuse of power charges to be made permanent.

The gag order is imposed on the media and public from discussing the case which involves SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.

All the charges are in relation to the RM42 million which was allegedly deposited into his personal bank accounts from SRC International, where the fund was part of the RM4 billion which the Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) entrusted to 1MDB.

Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is appearing for Najib, is expected to make the submission while the prosecution is expected to be led by the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ Inspectorate of Litigation sector director Manoj Kurup and the Trial and Appeals division head Mohd Hanafiah Zakaria.

Najib is the highest-ranking politician in the country to be charged with criminal offences.

Before this, there were cases involving former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, Selangor menteri besar Mohd Khir Toyo and Harun Idris, former ministers Kasitah Gaddam and Mokhtar Hashim, and former Penang chief minister and present Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

The hearing today will be presided by High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.