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Oct 15 case management for Najib’s appeal against SRC conviction

The former prime minister is appealing against his conviction and sentence while the prosecution is seeking an increase of both.

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The Court of Appeal has fixed Oct 15 for the case management of Najib Razak’s appeal against his conviction, jail term and fine for seven charges involving RM42 million in SRC International funds.

His lawyer Muhammad Farhan Muhammad Shafee confirmed the matter when contacted.

The 67-year-old former prime minister filed the appeal against the conviction, 12-year jail term and RM210 million fine imposed by the High Court on July 28.

High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali had found Najib guilty of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving the SRC International funds.

The Pekan MP was sentenced to 12 years’ jail for the abuse of power charge and 10 years’ jail each for three criminal breach of trust offences.

He was likewise sentenced to 10 years’ jail for each of the three counts of money laundering. The High Court ordered that all sentences run concurrently.

Najib is out on RM2 million bail pending his appeal. The prosecution has also filed an appeal to increase his jail sentence and fine.

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