Shafee objects to appellate court judge at Najib’s review hearing

MUHAMMAD Shafee Abdullah has objected to Court of Appeal judge Abu Bakar Jais being co-opted to sit on the five-member Federal Court bench hearing former prime minister Najib Razak’s bid to have his conviction and jail sentence in his SRC International corruption case reviewed.

The veteran lawyer submitted that the panel should only consist of Federal Court judges, referring to section 74 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.