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Najib can't intervene, but lawyer Shafee allowed to hold watching brief in Azilah's conviction, death sentence review application

PUTRAJAYA (Dec 8): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pictured) is not allowed to intervene in former chief inspector Azilah Hadri's application to review his conviction and death sentence for the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed said Najib's lawyer is, however, allowed to hold a watching brief on the matter.

"The court believes that parties in the review application — that is, Azilah and the public prosecutor — are able to assist the court.

"The outcome would not affect the proposed intervener (Najib) as he is not connected to the subject matter. We dismiss the application but allow his representative to hold a watching brief," Justice Azahar said.

The other judges with him were Federal Court Judges Datuk Seri Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Datuk Vernon Ong, Puan Sri Zaleha Yusof and Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusoff.

As soon as the above-mentioned decision was made, Najib left the apex court for Parliament.

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