1MDB trial to kick off this Wednesday

The SRC International Sdn Bhd trial has Najib facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one count of abusing his position, and three counts of money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million. Source (pic): TTF

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s highly-anticipated corruption trial involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will commence on Wednesday, Aug 28.

The former Prime Minister, 66, is facing four charges of having used his positions to obtain gratification totalling RM2.3 billion in 1MDB funds; and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same money.

The trial had originally been scheduled to start on Aug 19, but judge Sequerah allowed an application by senior deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram to postpone the trial to give way for Najib’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial to be completed first.

Monday’s trial, dubbed the Tanore-1MDB trial, will be led by prosecutor Sri Ram and counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who will represent Najib.


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s highly-anticipated corruption trial involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will commence on Wednesday, Aug 28.

High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah fixed the date during the management of the case, today (Aug 23).




The former Prime Minister, 66, is facing four charges of having used his positions to obtain gratification totalling RM2.3 billion in 1MDB funds; and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same money.

The trial had originally been scheduled to start on Aug 19, but judge Sequerah allowed an application by senior deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram to postpone the trial to give way for Najib’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial to be completed first.

Monday’s trial, dubbed the Tanore-1MDB trial, will be led by prosecutor Sri Ram and counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who will represent Najib.

When met after today’s proceeding, deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib said the prosecution is expected to call six witnesses on the first day of the trial.

“Some of them… are the same witnesses from the SRC International Sdn Bhd (trial),” he said.

The SRC International Sdn Bhd trial has the Pekan MP facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one count of abusing his position, and three counts of money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.

Shafee is expected to call for a press conference soon.

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