Najib pleads not guilty

Former Malaysian Prime Minister pleads not guilty to charges of corruption. Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pleaded not guilty at the High Court here to three charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) in his capacity as Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Advisor Emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted […]

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Malaysia's Prime minister Najib Razak (C) arrives to attend a parliament session in Kuala Lumpur on October 19, 2015. Malaysian opposition leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she planned to submit a motion for a parliamentary vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under fierce scrutiny over a slew of corruption allegations. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

July 4, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister pleads not guilty to charges of corruption.

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pleaded not guilty at the High Court here to three charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) in his capacity as Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Advisor Emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted with RM4bil.

He is alleged to have misappropriated funds through various banks in Malaysia on three occasions between Dec 24, 2014 and March 2, 2015; amounting to RM27mil, RM10mil and RM5mil.

SRC International was a subsidiary of 1MDB, and was placed under the jurisdiction of the Finance Ministry in 2012.

The prosecution team, which is led by Attorney General Tommy Thomas, includes Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, Manoj Kurup, Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar, Datuk Ishak Mohd Yusoff, Donald Joseph Franklin, Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi, Budiman Lutfi Mohamed, Sulaiman Kho Kheng Fuei, Mohd Ashrof Adrin Kamarul and Muhammad Izzat Fauzan.

The defence team, lead by Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, includes Harvinderjit Singh, Datuk R. Krishnan, Farhan Read, Rahmat Hazlan, Muhammad Farhan Shafee and Syahirah Hanapiah.

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