January 19, 2023: The Federal Court hears the application of Najib Razak to review the Federal Court judgment confirming his guilt and sentencing

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Najib’s bid to remove appeals court judge from review panel thrown out

Abu Bakar Jais will remain on the five-man panel hearing former prime minister Najib Razak’s SRC International review bid.

Staff Writers

January 19, 2023 2:20 PM

The Federal Court has rejected the application to remove Court of Appeal judge Abu Bakar Jais from the panel hearing Najib Razak’s review bid for his conviction and sentence in the RM42 million SRC International case. 

The other four judges on the panel today are Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Abdul Rahman Sebli, and Federal Court judges Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Rhodzariah Bujang and Nordin Hassan.

Najib’s lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah had said that Abu Bakar should not be on the panel which he added should comprise only Federal Court judges, according to Section 74 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1974.

However, lead prosecutor V Sithambaram said that arrangements to co-opt a Court of Appeal judge are allowed under Article 122 (2) of the Federal Constitution.

He also said the objection against the judge must show a real danger of bias. 

https://www.malaysianow.com/news/2023/01/19/najibs-bid-to-remove-appeals-court-judge-from-review-panel-thrown-out

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