Former PM Najib Tun Razak’s 1MDB Trial Set To Extend Well Into 2021

The high profile 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) court case of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Tun Razak is now set to go on until June next year after the High Court set additional hearing dates, some of which take the case well into June 2021.

The trial, which started back on the 28th of August of last year, has been dragged out for over 40 days now with the latest announcement of additional dates meaning that Najib will be in court every month until June next year, where we will finally get a verdict on his corruption trial.

As it stands, Najib’s defence team are currently in the midst of cross-examining the former chief executive officer of 1MDB, Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi. Shahrol is the ninth prosecution witness, with the prosecution previously stating that it has lined up 55 more witnesses, which includes about 20 formal witnesses, to be called up to testify in Najib’s trial.

Najib’s 1MDB trial is set to resume on August 3, continuing where it left off with Shahrol’s cross-examination. For those of you who’ve had just about enough of waiting for Najib to face justice, fret not!

Our former prime minister’s other trial involving SRC International is expected to conclude with High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali delivering a decision on whether or not he is guilty on the 28th of July, which is just over a week away.

Fingers crossed!


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