Shafee: Najib Won’t Try to Get Case Dropped, Wants to Clear Name in Courts

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Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would never seek to have his criminal cases dropped but will instead want to have his name cleared by going through trial in the courts, his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah asserted today.

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Shafee was asked if Najib would write in to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and put in a representation for his charges to be reviewed, following Najib’s stepson Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s success in getting a conditional release from money-laundering charges after making such representations.

Shafee highlighted that Najib had previously said he would never want to have his charges dropped like in Lim Guan Eng’s past corruption case over a property purchase in Penang.

“Datuk Seri Najib said ‘I never do that, I want to get acquittal through the court process’. At least in the SRC case, the defence is called, it’s finished…. If he loses in the High Court, he will go all the way to the Federal Court. He wants his name to be clean through the process of the court,” Shafee told reporters. – MMO