Najib appeals against withdrawal of certificate to transfer seven charges

Published on 7 Feb 2019 10:50:02 PM

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has filed an appeal against a High Court’s decision that allowed the prosecution to withdraw a certificate to transfer his seven charges related to RM42mil funds belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd. 

Najib’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the notice of appeal was filed on Thursday afternoon with a certificate of urgency for the matter to be heard urgently.  

The defence team will also file an application at the Court of Appeal to postpone the trial of the case, which is scheduled for Feb 12.  

Earlier at the Kuala Lumpur High Court, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas had applied to withdraw the certificate to transfer the seven charges against Najib to avoid any possible argument that the transfer was a nullity.