Shafee to lead Najib’s SRC review bid

The case is set on Oct 21 for its case management

by ANIS HAZIM

THE Federal Court has fixed the first case management date for Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak to reverse his conviction and sentence for the misappropriation of RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds on Oct 21.

The former prime minister’s lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (picture) said he will lead the conviction review application when Mohamed Zaini asked whether he would be conducting Najib’s review application.

“Yes, I am back on board. I have also written to the Federal Court to ask for an early hearing date for a review,” Muhammad Shafee told Mohamed Zaini.

Previously, Messrs Shafee & Co was discharged from representing Najib in his final appeal in the RM42 million SRC case, in which Najib then appointed Zaid Ibrahim Suflan TH Liew & Partners as his new legal representative.

On Aug 23, the Federal Court upheld the High Court’s decision to convict Najib to 12 years’ jail and fine of RM210 million in the SRC case.

On Sept 6, Najib, through Messrs Shafee & Co, filed an application for a review against the Federal Court’s ruling.

Shafee said Najib had also filed a petition for a royal pardon as he believes he was not given a full and fair hearing at the Federal Court.