Don’t convict Najib on basis of public opinion, says lawyer

FORMER prime minister Najib Razak should not be convicted on the basis of public opinion in the case of SRC International Sdn Bhd, the High Court was told today.

Defence lawyer Farhan Read, in his submissions, said public opinion had linked Najib and SRC International with fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho and his lavish lifestyle, making it hard for the defence to find the needle of proof in the case.