PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth today said Najib Razak’s case was far from over following the court ruling which found the former prime minister guilty of all seven counts of corruption in connection with RM42 million belonging to former 1MDB unit SRC International.
The wing’s chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the case could still be referred to the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
In a tweet immediately after judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali handed down the verdict, he also took a swipe at the opposition, saying unlike “PKR and Pakatan Harapan”, Umno Youth respected the judiciary and judgment by the High Court.
Najib is the first former prime minister to be tried and convicted on criminal charges for actions taken while in office.
He was charged in 2018 with three counts of criminal breach of trust, three counts of money laundering and one for abuse of power, soon after his Barisan Nasional government fell from federal power.