PUTRAJAYA (Dec 28): The defence and prosecution in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's SRC International Sdn Bhd case are making sure that the High Court's notes of proceedings, which found the former premier guilty of all seven counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), abuse of power and money-laundering, are in order.
This is ahead of Najib's appeal, which is scheduled to be heard in the Court of Appeal (COA) on Feb 15, 2021 for 14 days.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Mohd Ashrof Adrin Kamarul told theedgemarkets.com when contacted today that as such, COA deputy registrar Darmafikri Abu Adam fixed next Monday (Jan 4) as another case management date.
“We, including the defence, need to double check the notes of proceedings of the trial to ensure they are in order,” he said.
On July 28, High Court Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali found the former premier guilty and sentenced him to 12 years' jail, and fined the former Umno president and ex-finance minister a sum of RM210 million, classifying the SRC case as one of the worst cases of abuse of position and betrayal of trust.
Justice Mohd Nazlan wrote a 801-page judgement in finding Najib guilty and his grounds of sentencing.
Najib's lawyers, led by Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and Harvinderjit Singh, filed 307 grounds of appeal in the petition of appeal to set aside the conviction and sentencing.
While the prosecution has filed its notice of appeal to appeal against the former premier's sentence, it is understood that it had not filed any petition of appeal or grounds of appeal over the sentence.
Besides Feb 15, the COA has also fixed other dates that month and in March to hear the appeal.
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