KUALA LUMPUR: The corruption trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak begins today. Najib faces seven charges relating to criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering involving RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds.
The trial, to begin at 2pm, will be presided by High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex in Jalan Duta here as. Security will also be tight, with the police out in full force and stationed around the complex throughout the proceedings.
Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner S. Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah, however, said it would be “business as usual” for the police as they were trained to handle any situation. Najib’s arrival in court is expected to trigger a surge from the press horde, who will be clamouring to snap pictures and videos.
As seen during past court appearances, Najib is usually accompanied to court by his special officer, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and son Ashman.