Attorney general on Najib corruption trial: Can we have this in English, please?

Attorney general on Najib corruption trial: Can we have this in English, please?
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PETALING JAYA - Attorney general Tommy Thomas has sought for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's corruption trial to be conducted in English.

Tommy, who is acting as public prosecutor, made the request to judge Zainal Abidin at the Sessions Court on Wednesday (July 4) after the charges were read out in Malay.

When taking up the post last month replacing Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, Tommy had been criticised for supposedly having a weak command of Bahasa Malaysia.

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Tommy himself has admitted that he had to "brush up" on his command of the national language.

"The trouble is with private practice, which I had for 42 years, dealings with clients, basically commercial clients and documents ... I have neglected my Bahasa. I promise to brush it up," he was quoted as saying.

Najib has been charged at the KL Sessions Court with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of using his position for gratification.

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Posted by The Straits Times on Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Former Malaysia PM Najib charged with corruption

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    Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to face several charges for committing offences under two Acts, sources said.

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    "We believe Najib will be charged under the Anti Money-Laundering Act and the Penal Code," a source told The Star yesterday.

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    Other sources said Najib is expected to face four counts of committing criminal breach of trust and anti-money laundering charges involving a total of RM42mil and believed to be linked to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

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    Yesterday, Najib was arrested at his house in Jalan Lang­gak Duta in Kuala Lumpur at about 3pm and was whisked to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya about an hour later.

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    Supporters of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak hold up signs, ahead of his arrival to court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, leaves a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Family members of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak leave a court in Kuala Lumpur

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    Malaysia's Attorney-General Tommy Thomas speaks during a news conference outside a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    A supporter of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak conflicts with a police officer outside a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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