Najib trial extended to August

Najib trial extended to August

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial involving RM42 million from SRC International has been extended to August, as the prosecution team is set to call another 40 witnesses.

High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali fixed the additional hearing dates this morning for the trial that has been going on since April 3.

“So the next dates we will be continuing are May 28, 29; (June) 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 half day, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 half day and July 1, 2, 3, July 8 to August 15 except Fridays,” the judge said when the case came up for mention today.

The prosecution team meanwhile revealed the number of new witnesses they planned to call when asked by Nazlan.

“We foresee about 40 witnesses,” ad-hoc prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaram replied.

The trial has had 18 days of hearings, with 37 prosecution witnesses testifying so far.

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