Responding to Najib’s letter of demand, Muhyiddin reveals ex-PM sought help to remove Sri Ram from his case | The Edge Markets


Hafiz Yatim /
January 21, 2022 17:09 pm +08

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21): Lawyers representing former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed that sixth prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had sought help from the Pagoh member of Parliament to remove senior deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from continuing to prosecute him.

This was revealed in a response to Najib’s letter of demand against Muhyiddin, after the latter said he had been approached by someone to intervene in a court case.

According to the nine-paragraph response by Muhyiddin’s lawyer dated Sept 17, 2021, to Najib’s solicitors: “We are instructed to state that a matter of fact your client (Najib) did seek our client’s (Muhyiddin’s) interference in the court proceedings against your client, including but not limited to, at a meeting between your client (Najib) and our client (Muhyiddin) where your client complained over the appointment of Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as the lead prosecutor in the criminal proceedings pending against your client and sought our client’s (Muhyiddin’s) intervention in this regard.”

“Your client (Najib) is also aware of approaches made by intermediaries to our client (Muhyiddin), on your client’s behalf to intercede in the court’s proceedings. Our client reserves the right to disclose the full particulars of the manner in which your client (Najib) had sought to interfere in the several acts of interference,” the letter sighted by stated.

Najib’s lawyers had sent a letter of demand dated Sept 7 to Muhyiddin and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan, whereby he accused the two of being big liars for making such claims.

The Pagoh MP’s lawyers responded with the letter excerpted above on Sept 20.

Muhyiddin said he would not entertain interference in court proceedings

Muhyiddin’s solicitors reiterated that he had clearly stated that he would not entertain any attempt to seek any form of interference in court proceedings.
. has reached out to Najib’s lawyers for response to the letter by Muhyiddin’s solicitors.


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