Federal Court rejects bid to postpone Najib’s SRC appeal

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Najib Abdul Razak’s final appeal to quash his conviction and sentencing in the RM42 million SRC International corruption case will proceed next month.

The Federal Court this afternoon denied an application by the former prime minister’s new legal team to adjourn the hearing scheduled for 10 days from Aug 15.

On Tuesday, Najib’s new batch of lawyers headed by Hisyam Teh Poh Teik sought the postponement as the legal team had just been appointed.

The team replaced the previous lawyers headed by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for the SRC appeal before the apex court.

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Former finance minister Najib is seeking to quash his guilty verdict over seven charges of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and money laundering involving RM42 million of SRC funds, as well as a 12-year jail sentence and RM210 million fine. – Malaysiakini