Court rejects Najib’s application to postpone decision

by AZREEN HANI / pic by TMR FILE

FORMER prime minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak’s application to postpone the decision date for his appeal in SRC International Sdn Bhd case has been rejected.

In a letter today, the court registrar said that Najib’s application has been dismissed and that he will have to attend the proceeding on Dec 8 in the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya.

It was reported that Najib had applied to the Court of Appeal for the Dec 8 date to be vacated as he would be in Singapore until Dec 5.

He had requested for the decision to be fixed in the following week, on Dec 13 to Dec 18.

Najib sought to set aside conviction, 12 months jail sentence as well as RM210 million fine in this case.

The Appellate Court will deliver the verdict in Putrajaya at 9am by a three member panel – Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, Has Zanah Mehat and Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera.

In December last year Najib stated 307 reasons in his petition of appeal against conviction and sentence in the SRC International case.

The 42-page appeal, which was filed on Oct 19, stated that Najib had failed to get a fair and just trial in the case.