Photo via Nikkei Asian Review
Judgement Day is here, and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will learn his fate on his involvement in the 1MDB financial scandal, in the first of five criminal trials today.
The KL High Court has found the former Prime Minister guilty on all charges, linked to SRC International funds worth RM42 million.
He was facing seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money-laundering and abuse of power.
The trial judge has yet announce his sentence.
Photo via The Star
The Pekan MP was accompanied by UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan when he arrived at court this morning.
Photo via Twitter
Despite COVID-19 concerns, over 1,000 of his supporters gathered outside the heavily-guarded court complex to hear the decision.
Police made an announcement to disperse the crowd of supporters waiting outside the court after concerns over the lack of social distancing practices were raised.
They reminded the supporters that rules under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) still apply, and to maintain social distancing.
This is the country’s first criminal trial involving a former PM.
by Faisal Merican