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FORMER Prime Minister Najib Razak’s appeal hearing to procure banking documents involving the United States investment bank Goldman Sachs and former Bank Negara (BNM) governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s family was postponed today as his senior counsel is unwell.
A three-member Court of Appeal panel comprising Justices P. Ravinthran, Abu Bakar Jais and Hashim Hamzah granted the adjournment requested by Effa Azuin Aidrul Hisham who is one of the lawyers in Najib’s defence team.
Justice Ravinthran, who led the panel, directed that a case management be held tomorrow to fix for an early appeal hearing date.
The court also allowed Effa’s application to exempt Najib from attending today’s court proceedings which was conducted online via Zoom.
Effa had informed the court that senior counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is down with a fever caught from staff at his law firm.
She said Shafee was feeling unwell this morning and had gone to a clinic and he obtained a medical certificate. She requested the court for a short adjournment of the hearing of the appeal.,
Effa also asked the court to exempt Najib’s presence in today’s court proceedings.
Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib who appeared for the prosecution together with Mohamad Mustafa P. Kunyalam, did not object to the postponement but left it to the court pertaining to the request to dispense Najib’s attendance in the court proceedings today.
Najib is seeking to obtain banking documents for use in his trial involving misappropriation of RM2.3 billion funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
He is appealing against the decision of the High Court on July 12, last year in dismissing two of his discovery applications to compel the prosecution in his IMDB trial to disclose banking documents linked to Zeti’s family on claims that her family allegedly received monies from fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low.
Najib filed a court order on March 24, last year to compel the prosecution to provide several banking statements from companies, including Aktis Capital Singapore Pte Ltd, Country Group Securities Public Company Ltd, ACME Time Ltd (BVI), Butamba Investments Ltd, and Central Holdings Ltd, believed to be related to Jho Low and Zeti’s family in his 1MDB case.
The Pekan Member of Parliament also filed a second application on April 7, last year seeking to obtain the confidential settlement agreement between the government and the Goldman Sachs Group entered in 2020 and transcripts or forensic report on the phones of former Goldman Sachs partner in Asia, Tim Leissner.