The High Court judges presiding over Najib Razak’s court cases today allowed the former prime minister’s application to amend the dates for the temporary release of his passport, which would allow him to travel to Singapore after the Melaka state election on Nov 20.
Judges Mohamed Zaini Mazlan, Collin Lawrence Sequerah and Muhammad Jamil Hussin granted the application as there was no objection from the prosecution.
Najib originally applied for the release of his passport from Oct 20 to Nov 22, to visit his daughter Nooryana Najwa who was expecting her second child.
However he later asked for an amendment to the dates, to Oct 25 and Dec 6, saying he is needed to help the Umno election machinery in the Melaka polls.
According to The Malaysian Insight, he will now depart for Singapore the day after the polls and return on Dec 5.
Najib was convicted in July last year of seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.
The case is currently under appeal at the Court of Appeal.
He is also being tried for using his position to order amendments to the final 1MDB audit report before it was presented to the Public Accounts Committee to avoid any action being taken against him.