KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak’s trial over alleged misappropriation of RM2.3 billion in funds from 1MDB, scheduled to continue next week, has been postponed pending developments in his final appeal in the SRC International case.
High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah fixed Aug 23 for case management for the parties to update on developments in the SRC case appeal at the Federal Court.
Najib’s lawyer, Wan Aizuddin Wan Mohammed, informed the judge it appeared that the appeal would go on until next week.
“We predict that it will go on to next week as per the dates fixed by the Federal Court. I suppose the next four days (Aug 22-25) of the 1MDB trial next week ought to be vacated,” he said.
Deputy public prosecutor Mustafa P Kunyalam acted for the prosecution.
Najib, 69, is facing four charges of using his position to obtain bribes totalling RM2.3 billion from 1MDB funds and 21 charges of money laundering involving the same amount.