The RM6.6bil CBT case of Najib and Irwan has been postponed for two weeks

KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court in Malaysia has delayed the criminal trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah and RM6.6 billion for breaching trust by two weeks.

The trial was originally scheduled to start on Tuesday, June 4.

Justice Muhammad Jamil Hussin postponed the trial to allow both parties time to prepare the documents and organize them for the trial.

Justice Muhammad Jamil, on Sept 15, 2023 set the dates for hearings from June 4 to 27, and July 2 to 31 2024. This was in response to a request made by Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi, deputy public prosecutor.

The judge said that the entire month of July and June is reserved for trials, except on Fridays.

Najib and Mohd. Irwan Serigar pleaded no contest to six counts of CBT involving RM6.6bil government funds.

Najib, Mohd Irwan and others were accused together of all the crimes committed at the Finance Ministry Complex in Putrajaya from December 21, 2016 to December 18, 2017.

The charges were based on Section 409 and Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison with whipping along with a fine.

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