Najib’s contribution and service to Umno, BN and the BN government will never be erased in our nation’s history, says Zahid
KUALA LUMPUR – Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged the party to show support for former Premier Najib Razak as the latter is facing obstacles in his quest to seek justice from the Federal Court.
Zahid in a Facebook post said although the Federal Court’s decision to reject Najib’s bid to adduce fresh evidence needs to be respected, this should not prevent Umno members and leaders from showing their solidarity with the former premier.
“Let us continue to be united in solidarity with Najib. Donât give up. Be patient and keep fighting with us.
“His contribution and service to Umno, BN and the BN government will never be erased in our nation’s history.
“Najib defended Umno from attempts to ‘bury the party’ when Pakatan Harapan (PH) governed the country. He also helped to restore Umno’s image. Thanks to his arguments based on “data and facts” which he presented to his strong social media followers,” Zahid said.
Bid By Najib For Postponement Dismissed
Yesterday, a five-member panel of the apex court chaired by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat dismissed Najib’s application to adduce additional evidence in his final appeal to prove that trial judge Nazlan Ghazali was under a serious conflict of interest when presiding over the SRC trial two years ago.
She said the application to adduce additional evidence did not fulfil the requirements of the law.
The court also denied Najib’s bid to postpone his appeal hearing by three to four months, with Tengku Maimun stating that it must proceed as scheduled.
Najib’s lead counsel, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, had requested the postponement as he said the defence needed more time to prepare for the case since they took over less than a month ago.
The court previously fixed 10 days â Aug 15 to 26 â to hear Najib’s final appeal to quash his conviction for his SRC case.
His conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal on Dec 8 last year, as was his 12-year jail sentence and RM210 million fine.
However, Najib was released on bail pending his final appeal before the Federal Court. – NMH