200-odd-page documents served for Najib’s SRC RM27m money laundering case

21 Jun 2019 / 16:01 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution in former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s (pix) trial of three money-laundering charges involving RM27 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) funds has served 26 documents containing over 200 pages related to the trial to the defence team.

Deputy public prosecutor Budiman Lutfi Mohamed told the High Court during Najib’s case management today that they had given the trial-related documents to Najib’s legal team yesterday.

Najib, who was in the dock clad in a blue suit, was represented by lawyer Syahirah Hanafiah.

Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan set April 7, 2020, for the next case management.

When met by reporters after the proceedings, Budiman said the prosecution would call about 30 witnesses to take the stand in the trial, which was set to take place from June 2 to 25 next year.

“So far, we have handed over 26 documents containing more than 200 pages to the defence team,” he added.

On Feb 8 this year, Najib pleaded not guilty to the three additional charges of money laundering by receiving money totalling RM27 million, which are proceeds from unlawful activity, in three AmPrivate Banking accounts belonging to him.

The former premier was alleged to have committed the offences at AmIslamic Bank Berhad, Bangunan Ambank Group, No 55, Jalan Raja Chulan, on July 8, 2014.

The charge, under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, provides for a maximum fine of RM5 million or jail not exceeding five years or both upon conviction. - Bernama

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