1MDB: Shafee, Shahrol unwell, proceeding postponed

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Lead defence counsel to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah arrives for the proceeding of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 14 OCTOBER 2019.
Lead defence counsel to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah arrives for the proceeding of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex.PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 14 OCTOBER 2019.

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – The high profile 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial had to be postponed again as both the lead defence counsel and prosecution witness are on medical leave.

Lawyer, Wan Aizuddin Wan Mohammed told the High Court that lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was suffering from serious throat infection and is on two-day medical leave.

Besides Shafee, the ninth witness of the trial, Datuk Shahrol Halmi Ibrahim was also sick and needed two days to recover.

High Court Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah adjourned the court until 13 December, to make way for the trial on the 1MDB Final Audit Report amendment faced by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former CEO of 1MDB, Arul Kanda Kandasamy which will begin next Monday.

The 1MDB trial which involved the misappropriation of RM2.3 million faced by Najib should have entered its 35th day of proceeding today.

However, the court was postponed for two days since last Monday as Shahrol, the former CEO of 1MDB was unwell.

Shahrol, who had stood witness for 22 days or one-third of the trial so far have been cross-examined by the defence team for 15 days.

Coincidentally, the 1MDB trial also had to be postponed on Monday morning to allow Najib and his defence team to attend the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial. -MalaysiaGazette

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