Apex court not amused with Shafee turning up late

 Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah turned up late for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s review of his conviction in SRC International Bhd after being caught in the morning rush hour traffic.

(NST) – This was the reasoning provided by the lead defence counsel when he kept everyone waiting for proceedings to resume this morning.

However, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli was not amused after the apex court had to wait some 20 minutes for the senior lawyer to turn up.

He reminded Shafee of the need to be on time when he finally showed up.

“Tan Sri, can you please come on time,” he asked.

The proceedings continued with lead prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaram delivering his submissions to dismiss Najib’s review application.

Najib, 70, is seeking a review of the Federal Court’s decision to reject his application to adduce fresh evidence relating to the High Court judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.

He is also seeking a review of the court’s decision to dismiss his bid to postpone his appeal hearing as well as the decision to recuse Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun.

He is also seeking a review of the court’s decision on Aug 23 last year, to affirm his conviction and sentence.

The former prime minister was found guilty of abuse of power concerning an RM4 billion loan given by Retirement Fund (Inc) (KWAP) to SRC between August 2011 and March 2012.

He was also convicted of criminal breach of trust and money laundering involving RM42 million of SRC funds between Dec 26, 2014, and Feb 10, 2015.