Najib files 3 appeals to set aside conviction

Najib Razak was jailed for 12 years and fined RM210 million by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Tuesday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak has filed three notices of appeal to set aside his conviction, 12 years’ jail term and fine of RM210 million for seven counts of corruption in relation to RM42 million belonging to SRC International.

Lawyer Harvinderjit Singh said the notices were filed at the High Court here this afternoon.

“Three notices were filed as he was charged with three sets of offences separately two years ago,” he told FMT.

On July 4, 2018, Najib, 67, who is also the Pekan MP, claimed trial in the Sessions Court for abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust for misappropriating RM42 million.

On Aug 8, 2018, he was charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same amount.

The cases were later transferred to the High Court.

On Tuesday, High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali sentenced Najib to 12 years’ jail and fined him RM210 million, in default five years’ imprisonment for abuse of power.

He also sentenced Najib to 10 years each for six counts of CBT and money laundering. Nazlan, however, ordered the jail terms to run concurrently, which means Najib will serve 12 years in jail.

He later allowed Najib’s application to stay the jail sentence and fine as he managed to convince the court of the special circumstances for the exemption pending appeal.

However, Najib’s bail was raised from RM1 million to RM2 million in two sureties, which he posted yesterday.

He also ordered Najib to report to the police station of his choice on the first and 15th of every month.