Najib’s 1MDB trial put off after Sri Ram’s death

THE High Court today postponed the hearing of former prime minister Najib Razak’s trial involving the misappropriation of RM2.3 billion from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.

Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah allowed the postponement following a request by deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib after the passing of Gopal Sri Ram, who was described as “like a father figure to the 1MDB prosecution team”.