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Submissions on Najib's SRC case to be heard on Tuesday (Oct 22)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court will hear on Tuesday (Oct 22) submissions in the high-profile case of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who faces seven charges of misappropriation of RM42mil in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, who presided over the trial, is set to hear the submissions by the defense and prosecution, which was fixed for two days beginning Tuesday.

The proceedings would begin with the defense team's submissions to rebut the prosecution's case.

It is learned that Najib's co-counsel, Harvinderjit Singh, would argue first and be followed by Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas to reply to the defense submissions.

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is leading the defense team.

On Aug. 27, the prosecution closed its case after 58 days of trial after hearing the testimony of 57 witnesses.

Justice Mohd Nazlan had previously fixed Nov 11 for the decision on whether to call Najib to enter his defense or acquit him on the charges.

The judge also set Dec 3 to 4, Dec 9 to 12, and Dec 16 to 19 for Najib to enter his defense if the court found that the prosecution had established a prima facie case against the accused.

Najib – who is also the Pekan MP – was first brought to the Sessions Court here on July 4,2018 to face three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power in connection with SRC funds totaling RM42mil.

On Aug. 8, he was charged again in Sessions Court with three counts of money laundering involving the same amount of funds. The case was later transferred to the High Court.

He is alleged to have committed all the offenses between Aug 17,2011, and Feb 10,2015. – Bernama

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