Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Secretary-General of Treasury, Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah were jointly charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court over six counts of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM6.6 billion.
Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Secretary-General of Treasury, Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah were jointly charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court over six counts of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM6.6 billion. PIX: Malaysia Gazette

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Secretary-General of Treasury, Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah were jointly charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court over criminal breach of trust today.

Najib, 65, and Irwan, 61 were slapped with six charges of criminal breach of trust amounting over RM6.6 billion.

Their cases were mentioned before Judge Azman Ahmad.

Earlier, lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who represented Najib, requested for a 30 minute adjournment to study the six charges made against his client.

He said that the defence was only given the copy of the charge sheets five minutes before 9.00 a.m. today.

“We need to understand the charges and explain them to our client on the impacts of the charges concerned,” he told the court.

Following is the list of the charges against Najib and Irwan:

FIRST CHARGE

That you jointly on 21st December 2016, at the office of Ministry of Finance Malaysia, in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, being public servants, to wit, Minister of Finance and Treasury Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, respectively and in such capacity entrusted with dominion over certain property, to wit, the sum of RM1.2 billion belonging to the Government of Malaysia, committed criminal breach of trust of the said property, and that you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of the Penal Code read with section 34 of the said Code.

Penalty: Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 20 years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fine.

SECOND CHARGE

That you jointly on 21st December 2016, at the office of Ministry of Finance Malaysia, in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, being public servants, to wit, Minister of Finance and Treasury Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, respectively, and in such capacity entrusted with dominion over certain property, to wit, the sum of RM655 million belonging to the Government of Malaysia, committed criminal breach of trust of the said property, and that you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of the Penal Code read with section 34 of the said Code.

Penalty: Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 20 years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fine.

THIRD CHARGE

That you jointly on 3rd August 2017, at the office of Ministry of Finance Malaysia, in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, being public servants, to wit, Minister of Finance and Treasury Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, respectively, and in such capacity entrusted with dominion over certain property, to wit, the sum of RM220 million in the Federal Consolidated Fund, “Belanja Mengurus di bawah Maksud B11 Perkhidmatan Am Perbendaharaan, Aktiviti 021700 KL International Airport Berhad (KLIAB)”, belonging to the Government of Malaysia, committed criminal breach of trust of the said property, and that you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of the Penal Code read with section 34 of the said Code.

Penalty: Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 20 years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fine.

FOURTH CHARGE

That you jointly on 10th August 2017, at the office of Ministry of Finance Malaysia, in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, being public servants, to wit, Minister of Finance and Treasury Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, respectively, in such capacity entrusted with dominion over certain property, to wit, RM 1.3 billion in the Federal Consolidated Fund, “Maksud B11 Perkhidmatan Am Perbendaharaan, Aktiviti 020500 Subsidi Dan Bantuan Tunai”, belonging to the Government of Malaysia, committed criminal breach of trust of the said property, and that you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of the Penal Code read with section 34 of the said Code.

Penalty: Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 20 years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fine

FIFTH CHARGE

That you jointly on 23rd August 2017, at the office of Ministry of Finance Malaysia, in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, being public servants, to wit, Minister of Finance and Treasury Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, respectively, and in such capacity entrusted with dominion over certain property, to wit, the sum of CNY1,950,000,000.00 (being equivalent of RM1, 261,065,000.00) belonging to the Government of Malaysia, committed criminal breach of trust of the said property, and that you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of the Penal Code read with section 34 of the said Code.

Penalty: Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 20 years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fine

SIXTH CHARGE

That you jointly on 18th December 2017, at the office of Ministry of Finance Malaysia, in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, being public servants, to wit, Minister of Finance and Treasury Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, respectively, and in such capacity entrusted with dominion over certain property, to wit, the sum of RM 2 billion belonging to the Government of Malaysia, committed criminal breach of trust of the said property, and that you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of the Penal Code read with section 34 of the said Code.

Penalty: Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 20 years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fine.

Both Najib and Irwan pleaded not guilty to all charges and requested to be trialled. -MalaysiaGazette

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