Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has paid up the balance of the RM3.5 million bail imposed by the Sessions Court after he claimed trial on Sept 20 to 25 to charges in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.
This was confirmed following a check at the bail payment counter at the Jalan Duta Courts Complex in Kuala Lumpur at 9am today.
“The bail has been fully paid via multiple instalments and fully settled day before yesterday,” lawyer Muhammad Farhan Muhammad Shafee told the Malay Mail today.
According to him, the funds for the RM3.5 million bail were from the balance of the previous crowdfund for donations for Najib in July, as well as loans from friends and Najib’s personal Affin Bank account that “receives his salaries and pension from his years of service in government”.
On Sept 20, Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi granted Najib, 65, bail of RM3.5 million in two sureties. The judge allowed an application by Najib, through counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, to pay RM1 million on Sept 21 and RM500,000 daily by today.
Najib faces four charges of corruption involving RM2.282 billion of 1MDB funds deposited into his personal account and 21 charges of money laundering involving the same amount.
He also faces three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd and three counts of money laundering involving the same amount.