Court postpones Najib’s appeal hearing

By BERNAMA

The court has set this Friday to resume hearing of the appeals after former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah informed the court that he broke his wrist after playing with his pet dog and was unable to continue submitting yesterday.

He said his pet dog jumped on him and that he was in pain and needed to seek immediate medical attention after an x-ray scan.

Attorney General Tommy Thomas said his office is under public pressure for Najib’s trial to start the soonest possible.

“Everyone wants the trial to start as early as tomorrow. There is an enormous pressure on the prosecution team…in fact, a global pressure on us for the trial to start,” Thomas said yesterday.

Thomas said he understood Muhammad Shafee had a problem, but on the other hand, the prosecution is under scrutiny on why the trial hadn’t begun.

Justice Zabariah Mohd Yusof agreed to resume the hearing on Friday at 8.30am. — Bernama