The trial resumes after it was postponed on Oct 5 last year, after the former Umno president went into self-quarantine following his trip to Sabah where he was busy campaigning to ensure the newly-formed Perikatan Nasional won the state election. The trial was subsequently postponed again because of the conditional movement control order (CMCO).
“This is due to the voluminous notes of proceedings and exhibits which the defence find to be in error and need corrections and verification," Muhammad Shafee said.
The High Court trial involving Najib will resume from Tuesday (Jan 5) to Thursday (Jan 7).
Zuraida said this today in her High Court defence filing against PKR’s lawsuit.
This is ahead of Najib's appeal, which is scheduled to be heard in the Court of Appeal on Feb 15, 2021 for 14 days.
Federal Court to hear Shafee's bid to expunge 1MDB-linked money laundering, tax evasion affidavit on Jan 21
It was reported that the affidavit, filed by Siti Rahayu Mohd Mumazani, a former special officer to the attorney-general (AG), is linked to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s civil action against the government.
The KVDT2 contractor had last month applied to the High Court to enter judgment against the Malaysian government and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong for terminating its contract and owing the firm about RM137 million.
According to news reports, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim is facing three counts of bribery involving RM5.2 million linked to road projects in Perak and Kedah, and nine counts of money laundering involving nearly RM140 million, while his brother Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim is charged with abetting him.
High Court Justice Mohamed Zaini will deliver his verdict on whether he is guilty of the charge of RM2 million graft charge or acquit him.
Justice Muhammad Jamil said there were no special circumstances for the court to grant a stay in the forfeiture proceedings.