Najib arrives at court, verdict at 10am

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Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrives at Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex for the hearing on the verdict on his money laundering, criminal breach of trust and power abuse charges involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd. His supporters have been gathering outside the court since 7.00 am this morning. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 28 JULY 2020.
Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrives at Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex for the hearing on the verdict on his money laundering, criminal breach of trust and power abuse charges involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd. His supporters have been gathering outside the court since 7.00 am this morning. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 28 JULY 2020.

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – The verdict on the high profile case involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the misappropriation of RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd will be delivered at around 10am today.

High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali is expected to read out his verdict after scrutinising the debates between the prosecution and defence team.

Hundreds of supporters of the former Prime Minister flooded the area surrounding the court. Dozens of busses and vehicles were also spotted along the route to the court.

Besides that, hundreds of media practitioners have also been waiting outside the court as early as 5.30 am.

Najib, who is also the Member of Parliament of Pekan arrived at the court at around 9.30am travelled on foot to greet his supporters who have been waiting for him.

Chants of Hidup Bossku could be heard as he waved to the crowd.

He is facing three charges on criminal breach of trust, three charges on money laundering and one charge of power abuse on the SRC International funds.

The former premier of the country was charged for receiving gratification amounting to RM42 million when he was involved in making the decision on behalf of the government in providing guarantee to a RM4 billion loan from the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) to SRC International.

Upon conviction, Najib could face 20 years of jail and fined not less than five times of the gratification of RM10,000, whichever is higher according to Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which is also punishable under Section 24 of the same act.

Yesterday, Najib said that if the verdict does not side him, he will bring the case to the Appeal Court.

He said, he will use all opportunities to clear his name from the cases thrown against him. –MalaysiaGazette

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