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SRC appeal postponed to May 18

The defence had requested for the trial to be postponed as one of its team members is under quarantine due to being in close contact with a number of Covid-19 positive patients.

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SRC appeal: Prosecution failed to establish Najib's personal interest in company, defence argues

Najib's lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah today argued that the former premier's participation in the two Cabinet meetings, which resulted in two government guarantees to SRC for the RM4 billion loans from Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (KWAP), could not be enough to prove that he had personal interest in the company as he was doing so in his professional capacity as the prime minister and finance minister at the time. 

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Najib defence’s claims that trial judge was 'prejudiced', 'incompetent' were uncalled for, says lead prosecutor

Datuk V Sithambaram: Based on the evidence adduced, there is no basis to say that the judge was the second prosecutor. There was no basis in calling the judge hopelessly incompetent or demonstrated incompetence. This submission is made to save the integrity of this ground of judgement, to ensure that the due administration of justice is not in any way taken.

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