KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 – Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he had expected the charges that were made against him and expressed confidence of clearing his name through the legal process.
“I believe in my innocence. This is my best chance to clear my name against all the accusations,” he added. He said he respected the court’s decision in imposing a gag order on his case.
“If this is the price I have to pay for my 42-year service for the people, I accept it. What I hope and pray for is this process of justice will really be a just one,” he told reporters after the court proceeding on the case pertaining to SRC International Sdn Bhd here today.
Najib looked calm when leaving the compound of the court complex after the proceeding. He pleaded not guilty to three charges of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) and one count of abuse of power over funds totalling RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd.
High Court Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak then set 19 days, from Feb 18 to Feb 28, 2019, from March 4 to March 8, 2019, and from March 11 to March 15, 2019, for the trial. Najib was allowed bail of RM1 million in two sureties and was also ordered to surrender his two travel documents to the court.
The bail was allowed to be paid in two instalments with RM500,000 paid by his children, Nooryana Najwa and Norashman, at about 2.45 pm today, and the balance to be settled by Monday. — Bernama