Najib settles additional RM1 million bail

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who has been convicted of seven charges relating to the misappropriation of RM42 million in SRC International funds, has paid the RM1 million bail ordered by the High Court on Tuesday.

Najib, 67, who was in blue shirt, arrived at the court yesterday at about 1pm with his son, Norashman, who is understood to be his bailor.

After that, the Pekan Member of Parliament was seen leaving the High Court criminal registry and left the court premises at 1.30pm.

While passing by the media members and photographers, Najib jokingly said that the photographers had already shot many photos of him on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, in allowing Najib’s application for a stay of execution of the sentence and fine, pending appeal to the Court of Appeal, the court raised his bail amount by another RM1 million and ordered it to be paid yesterday.

Najib was already on a RM1-million bail.

The court also ordered the former prime minister to report to the nearest police station twice a month.

He was sentenced to a total of 72 years in jail and fined RM210 million after the court found him guilty on seven charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of position involving RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

However, Najib will only serve 12 years in jail as High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali ordered all the jail sentences to run concurrently.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the High Court. PHOTO: BERNAMA