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.