Najib arrives for a final appeal

The former PM is attempting to set aside his conviction and sentence which saw him convicted and sentenced 2 years ago


FORMER Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak (picture) arrived at the Federal Court at 9.07am for his final appeal to set aside his conviction and sentence of 12 years in prison and a fine of RM210 million.

Najib was charged with seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of office involving RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

The Federal Court has scheduled nine days from today to Aug 19 and Aug 23 to Aug 26 to hear the appeal.

His new defence team, led by lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, arrived at the court in Putrajaya at about 8.45am.

Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat will be heading the panel of five judges who will hear the former PM’s application in the appeal.

The higher judge will be joined by Sabah and Sarawak Chief Justice Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim and Federal Court Judges Justice Nallini Pathmanathan, Mary Lim Thiam Suan and Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah.