Prosecution to prove Najib used his position to tamper 1MDB audit report

Published on 18 Nov 2019 6:31:07 PM

The prosecution in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report tampering trial will prove to the High Court that Datuk Seri Najib Razak used his position as the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to direct removal of material information in the 1MDB final audit report.

Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram said in his opening statement that the prosecution would show that Najib did what he did to avoid civil or criminal liability against him as a shadow director of 1MDB, as well as, in his positions to obtain gratification within Section 3 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act.