Close to $168,000 collected in donations for Najib

Close to $168,000 collected in donations for Najib
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KUALA LUMPUR - Close to RM500,000 (S$168,000) in donations have been collected to settle the remaining cash needed for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's bail.

Solidariti Bersama Datuk Najib spokesman Datuk Mohd Razlan Mohamad Rafii said the group has collected a total of RM490,000 so far.

"We have about RM402,000 in our account at the moment and I also have about RM88,000 cash which we will hand over to him.

"I have learnt that he is at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex now to settle the remainder of his RM1mil bail and we will also head over there.

"We managed to achieve our target," he told reporters camped at Langgak Duta here on Monday (July 9).

He said he hoped the donations would bring financial and moral support to Najib.

"Not only did we have donations come in from all over Malaysia but there were also donations from Singapore, Indonesia and Canada," he said.

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A donation campaign to fund the former premier's legal defence was also launched.

Najib on Wednesday (July 4) claimed trial to three counts of criminal breach of trust and another charge of abuse of power involving RM42mil linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Najib pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The argument for bail took about an hour before it was fixed at RM1mil by High Court judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak.

Payment of the bail was allowed to be made in two instalments and Najib left the court complex after paying RM500,000 with the remainder to be paid on Monday.

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