PUTRAJAYA — March 21, 2019: The Court of Appeal today dismissed three of four appeals by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over interlocutory matters in his criminal charges involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn. Bhd.
The decision by the three-member panel of Datuk Zabariah Mohd. Yusof, Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang and Datuk Lau Bee Lan was unanimous.
The court held that no appealable error was made by the High Court judge that warranted the appellate court’s intervention.
The appeals included Najib’s bid to obtain a gag order to prohibit the media and public from discussing the merits of his case. The other two were for access of investigation documents, including witness statements at the pre-trial stage and on the attorney-general’s move to withdraw his certificate to transfer Najib’s seven charges relating to the money from the Sessions Court to the High Court.
But the court allowed Najib’s appeal to obtain a copy of the appointment letter authorising lawyer Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah to lead the prosecution.
Najib is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abusing his position over the SRC International money. He was also charged with three counts of money laundering the same amount. — Bernama