KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution in the high-profile trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is facing seven charges of misappropriation of RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, closed its case today after calling 57 witnesses.

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas told Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali that the prosecution was resting its case against Najib after re-examining its last witness, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission senior assistant commissioner (Special Operations Division) Rosli Husain.

“With this My Lord, the trial which began on April 3 this year, after 58 days and 57 witnesses, have come to an end. I formally close the prosecution’s case,“ he said.

He informed the court that the prosecution would offer 66 witnesses to the defence should the defence be called.

Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who was leading the defence team asked the prosecution whether all witnesses were available physically and deputy public prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaran replied that most of the witnesses were able to be contacted. — Bernama

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