putrajaya: najib razak’s attorneys have requested the federal court to postpone his src worldwide appeal for “three to 4 months”, stressing that the brand new defence group most effective took over the case much less than one month in the past.
lead recommend hisyam teh poh teik advised the court docket that his crew become appointed on july 21 and have been given “voluminous” appeal facts, adding that they would need “sufficient time to prepare” and argue their case.
“i request for time to argue the principle attraction,” stated hisyam, affirming that this request for time changed into made in top religion.
he said the src attraction “isn’t any regular case” and “there are strong points of law to argue at the principle attraction”.
“if the court docket lets in me 3 to four months, this means that the enchantment will be heard one year after the court docket of attraction’s decision, which isn’t too long in current circumstances,” he said.
advert hoc prosecutor v sithambaram said the prosecution would go away it to the court to determine if it desired to give the attorneys greater time.
chief justice tengku maimun tuan mat then said the panel will planned the legal professionals’ request.
the listening to has been adjourned to later this afternoon when the panel is anticipated to announce its decision.
former top minister najib was formerly represented by way of regulation corporation shafee & co, with shafee abdullah performing as lead suggest.
in can also, the federal courtroom notified events that the appeal changed into constant for listening to for 10 days between aug 15 and 26.
on july 26, law company zaid ibrahim suflan th liew & partners notified the apex courtroom of its appointment as solicitors and that of hisyam teh as lead suggest. the organization right away requested a postponement of the hearing, which become rejected by the courtroom.
at case control on july 29, the courtroom told both the prosecution and defence groups that the appeal will continue as scheduled but could be preceded via the motions filed by najib which had been disposed of yesterday and today.
in july 2020, najib become convicted on seven prices of abuse of strength, cash laundering and criminal breach of consider over src finances amounting to rm42 million. his conviction changed into upheld via the courtroom of enchantment on dec eight last 12 months.
the appellate courtroom additionally upheld najib’s 12-year jail sentence and rm210 million best. however, najib turned into released on bail pending his very last enchantment before the federal court docket.