Tommy Thomas’ own witnesses destroying prosecution’s case against Najib

To date, the prosecution’s key witnesses seem to be turning the case completely in Najib’s favour with testimonies confirming that the RM2.6 billion which Pakatan leaders repeatedly claimed was stolen from 1MDB was in fact a gift from the Saudi Royal household. Source (pic): TTF Files

Datuk Seri Najib Razak will seek to revoke his three additional money-laundering charges in his case involving RM27 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

Najib, 66, was charged with three money-laundering charges involving RM27 million from SRC International funds.

The charges were an addition to his seven charges involving the company’s funds totaling RM42 million (see news item below).

TTF: To date, the prosecution’s key witnesses have turned the case completely in Najib’s favour with testimonies confirming that the RM2.6 billion which Pakatan leaders repeatedly claimed was stolen from 1MDB was in fact a gift from the Saudi Royal household.

And we have yet to even hear from key defence witnesses.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak will seek to revoke his three additional money-laundering charges in his case involving RM27 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.


His lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah informed the court of the former prime minister’s intention to file a striking out application when the matter came up before High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan, today.

Shafee, who did not mention when the application will be filed, said the application will be based on the fact that the three charges were related to Najib’s seven counts involving RM42 million of company’s funds in the ongoing trial which has entered its 18th day.

“The three charges were riding on the seven charges but they (charges) were knocked out in the end,” he said making reference to Najib’s three criminal breach of trust charges, one abuse of power charge and three money-laundering charges before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.

In his response to the prosecution’s request for trial dates to be fixed for two weeks, he said charges did not seem to have predicate offences standing on its own which might be the reason why the prosecution is asking for a short time.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Budiman Lutfi Mohamed told the court that the prosecution maintained that the three Anti Money-Laundering Act (AMLA) charges were valid and proper.

“We will challenge the defence’s bid when they serve the notice by addressing that the charges were valid and proper in law,” he said.

He asked for the court for two weeks to be fixed for trial.

Before setting the dates, Zaini said he was worried that the trial might take longer and fixed four weeks for trial instead.

“My worry is that counsels said it will not take long but what if the trial does not end during the period.

“But if it ends within 14 days, that will be very good,” he said.

He then fixed 13 days from June 2 to 25, next year for trial.

“The trial dates are for 2020 from June 2 to 4, 9 to 11, 15 to 18, 23 to 25. We take Friday off,” the judge said.

He also fixed June 21 for case management.

Najib, 66, was charged with three money-laundering charges involving RM27 million from SRC International funds.

The charges were an addition to his seven charges involving the company’s funds totaling RM42 million.

He had previously sought for the seven charges to be declared defective but his bid was dismissed by Nazlan.

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