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Najib didn't express remorse after being found guilty in 1MDB-linked case, says trial judge

2020-09-11 09:36:14       source:The Straits Times

September 10, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The trial involving former Malaysian premier Najib Razak has been regarded as "the worst kind" of abuse of position, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and money laundering by the High Court judge who convicted the former prime minister.

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali remarked that Najib did not express any remorse after he was found guilty on July 28 of seven counts of corruption in the case involving RM42 million (S$13.8 million) that was deposited into his personal bank accounts. The funds belonged to SRC International, a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

The judge made his remarks in a 801-page grounds of his judgment, with the report dated Aug 21. The judgment, sighted by The Star, formed part of the appeal record sent to the Court of Appeal.

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