KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the core of the defence's case in proving Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's innocence will be on the fact that the former prime minister had no knowledge and no involvement in matters which resulted in the transfer of RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd into his accounts.
The following is Tan Sri Muhamad Shafee Abdullah's opening statement in the defence case of Najib's SRC trial, reproduced in full.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 28): A judicial review application filed by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to challenge the appointment of former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in their cases will be heard on March 9 next year.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 13): The High Court here had today adjourned former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1MDB-Tanore trial hearing as prosecution witness Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi and lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (pictured) are ill.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's trial involving alleged misappropriation of SRC International Sdn Bhd's RM42 million will go beyond Malaysia's next general election in anticipation that the case will reach the Federal Court, defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah were taken aback by a high court decision ordering the former prime minister to enter his defence on all seven charges levelled against him over the misappropriation of RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): The 1MDB-Tanore trial was cut short today as prosecution witness Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi was unwell as he was down with the flu.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's legal team plans to file contempt charges against a politician, journalist and newspaper in relation to comments made on the former premier's SRC International Sdn Bhd trial.