Najib says life, liberty and right to fair hearing at stake in SRC appeal
The former prime minister says it is ‘totally unprecedented’ for the defence to be left without any counsel in such a high-profile criminal case.
(MalaysiaNow) – Najib Razak yesterday recorded a strong objection to the SRC International appeal proceedings at the Federal Court where he claimed that his life, liberty and right to fair hearing were at stake.
“As you know, my counsel have indicated that they are unwilling to continue because of the fact that they have very limited time to prepare.
“Unfortunately, the court did not allow them to be discharged and that includes my team of solicitors as well,” he said in a press conference at the Palace of Justice.
As a result, he said, the defence could not be put across in court and only the prosecution was able to make its submission.
The former prime minister said it was totally unprecedented that the defence was left without any counsel in such a high-profile criminal case.
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