KUALA LUMPUR : The Sessions Court that involved former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah will be hear by the High Court for an application to transfer the criminal breach of trust case on Dec 7.
The date was fixed by deputy registrar Nurliana Ismail in chambers on Friday (Nov 30) while the application will be heard by Judicial Commissioner Rozana Ali Yusoff.
Najib had applied for the case to be transferred to the High Court and they had no objection while Mohd Irwan did not make any application but he also had no objection for the transfer,said by DPP Mohd Izhanudin Alias.
Lawyers Rahmat Hazlan and Datuk K. Kumaraendran appeared for Najib and Mohd Irwan respectively during the proceeding and the case would be tried together as the two accused were jointly charged,DPP Mohd Izhanudin added.
Najib and Mohd Irwan claimed trial to six charges of CBT involving RM6.6bil at the Sessions Court under Section 409 of the Penal Code meanwhile, the first two charges involving RM1.2bil and RM655mil have been committed on Dec2 21 2016.
In the third charge, Najib and Mohd Irwan allegedly committed CBT on Aug 3, 2017 over RM220mil, which was an allocation for administration expenses for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The fourth charge involves an amount of RM1.3bil allocation for subsidy and cash aids, allegedly committed on Aug 10, 2017.
The fifth and sixth charges were for committing CBT on Aug 23 and Dec 18 the same year involving an amount of RMB1.95bil (RM1.261bil) and RM2bil respectively. -The Star