Najib committed ‘worst kind’ of abuse of position: Judge

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court judge who convicted former prime minister Najib Razak described the details that emerged at his trial as 'the worst kind' of abuse of position, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and money laundering. Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd...

The High Court judge who convicted former prime minister Najib Razak described the details that emerged at his trial as"the worst kind" of abuse of position, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali sentenced Najib to 12 years in jail and a fine of RM210 million , in default of five years' jail for the single count of abuse of power. He was also sentenced to 10 years' jail each for the three counts of CBT and three counts of money laundering. All jail time was ordered to run concurrently.The judge made his remarks in a 801-page grounds of his judgment, with the report dated Aug 21. The judgment, seen by The Star, formed part of the appeal record sent to the Court of Appeal.

Justice Nazlan said based on how the crimes were committed, the huge sum involved and its public impact, he would not hesitate to characterise the case as"the worst kind" of abuse of position, CBT and money laundering.

 

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