On Oct 25, Najib, 65, and Mohd Irwan, 61, pleaded not guilty to six counts of CBT when the case was brought before the Sessions Court.
On the first count, they were jointly charged with, in their capacity as Finance Minister and Treasury Secretary-General, respectively, and who were entrusted with the dominion of RM1.2 billion belonging to the Malaysian government, committing CBT of the fund.
On the second count, Najib and Mohd Irwan were jointly charged with committing CBT of RM655 million belonging to the Malaysian government which were entrusted to them.
On the third count, they were jointly charged, in their capacity as public servants and holding the same post, with committing CBT of RM220 million belonging to the Malaysian government in the Federal Consolidated Fund under the “Belanja Mengurus di bawah Maksud B11 Perkhidmatan Am Perbendaharaan, Aktiviti 021700 KL International Airport Berhad (KLIAB)” that were entrusted to them.
The two men were also jointly accused of committing CBT of RM1.3 billion that were entrusted to them Federal Consolidated Fund under “Maksud B11 Perkhidmatan Am Perbendaharaan, Aktiviti 020500 Subsidi Dan Bantuan Tunai”, belonging to the Government of Malaysia.
On the fifth and sixth charges, they were allegedly committed CBT of CNY1,950,000,000 (RM1.26 billion) and RM2 billion, respectively, belonging to the government.
Najib and Mohd Irwan were alleged to have committed all the offences at the Finance Ministry Complex in Putrajaya between Dec 21, 2016, and Dec 18, 2017.
They were charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same Code, which provides for a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping, and liable to fine, if found guilty. — Bernama
14 May 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah’s joint trial over six criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges involving RM6.64 billion will begin in January next year.
High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali set the dates for the 48 days of the trial this morning, running from January until April.
The trial is known as the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) trial, which is part of the larger 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
Najib’s lawyer, Harvinderjit Singh, along with Irwan’s defence counsel, Datuk K. Kumaraendran, agreed to the dates after taking into consideration the Chinese New Year holidays in January, and Najib’s other joint trial with former 1MDB chief executive Arul Kanda Kandasamy over the tampering of the final federal audit report of the investment firm.
The IPIC trial will commence on January 3 to 6, then continue on January 20 to 23.
Proceedings will take place for the entire month of February, barring all Fridays and weekends, and continue for two weeks in March up to the 12th of the month.
After a two week break to give way to Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s own money laundering and tax evasion trial, proceedings for the IPIC case will continue on April 6 and commence all the way through until the end of the month on April 30, except all Fridays and weekends.
9 May 2019
Mention of six charges along with Irwan
9.12am – Najib and Irwan enter court as mention of their RM6.6 billion CBT case begins.
8.55am – Clad in dark grey suit, the accused Najib Abdul Razak enters the courtroom and takes a seat at the front row of the public gallery.
The former premier is also seen shaking hands with former treasury secretary-general Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah (photo), who is also awaiting the beginning of mention for six counts of criminal breach of trust involving RM6.6 billion before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah today joined former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in court ahead of the 16th day of the latter’s ongoing trial in a separate case.
Irwan Serigar was here for their joint criminal breach of trust case over RM6.64 billion of government funds that was up for mention today, with lawyers set to ask for new trial dates.
The two were seen chatting in the public gallery before the case mention, also speaking with Najib’s lead defence lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.
Trial dates for Najib and Irwan were previously fixed for 28 days from July 8 until August 22, excluding Fridays.
Today’s case mention is taking place just before Najib’s trial over RM42 million of ex-1MDB unit SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds resumes.
7 January 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — The prosecution in the case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, will call 70 witnesses in the trial, scheduled in July this year.
Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Jamil Aripin told High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali that the prosecution had listed about 138 witnesses, but would only call half of them.
He also informed the court that the prosecution had served 70 per cent of the documents pertaining to the case to the defence team and had requested for one and half month to submit the balance as some of it were classified under the Official Secret Act.
“We will serve the remaining documents in due course as we need to declassified the documents. It would take one and half month,” he said.
Mohd Nazlan set 28 days from July 8 to Aug 22 for the trial, except on Friday, and ordered the prosecution to serve all the documents to defence team by Feb 15.
25 October 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is back in court, and today he will be charged together with former Treasury secretary-general Irwan Serigar Abdullah.
The duo is expected to be charged over 1MDB’s payments to Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), which were allegedly linked to money from Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) and a pension fund.
10.10am: The sixth and final charge of criminal breach of trust against Najib and Irwan, involve RM2 billion in government funds. The duo is accused of committing the crime on Dec 18, 2017.
In total, they are accused of committing criminal breach of trust involving RM6.63 billion of government funds.
According to sources, these funds were used to pay IPIC as per their settlement with 1MDB in April 2017.
10.08am: In the fourth charge against Najib and Irwan, they are accused of committing criminal breach of trust involving RM1.3 billion of government subsidy and cash aid funds allocated under Budget 2017.
Sources told Malaysiakini that the sum involved was meant for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M).
They are accused of committing the crime on Aug 10, 2017.
Najib and Irwan’s fifth charge is for criminal breach of trust involving 1.95 billion Chinese Yuen (RM1.26 billion) of government funds on Aug 23, 2017.
10.06am: The second charge against Najib and Irwan is for committing criminal breach of trust involving RM655 million of government funds, also on Dec 21, 2016.
Sources told Malaysiakini that these were funds from the Suria Strategic Energy Resources (SSER) pipeline projects.
Najib and Irwan’s third charge is for criminal breach of trust involving RM220 million of funds for Kuala Lumpur International Airport Bhd (KLIAB) allocated under Budget 2017 for operating expenses.
They are accused of committing the crime on Aug 3, 2017.
10.05am: Court is back in session.
Najib and Irwan are being charged together.
In the first charge, the duo in their respective capacities as finance minister and treasury secretary-general, have committed criminal breach of trust involving RM1.2 billion of government funds on Dec 21, 2016.
They claim trial to the charge.