Najib's supporters to launch fund to help him pay for his $337,000 bail

Najib's supporters to launch fund to help him pay for his $337,000 bail
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PETALING JAYA - Supporters of former premier Najib Razak is launching on Thursday (June 5) a fund to help him pay for his court defence and bail.

After being charged in court on Wednesday, he paid half of the RM1 million (S$337,000) bail and needs to pay the other half on Monday (July 9).

The fund is called Solidariti Bersama Datuk Najib (Solidarity with Datuk Najib).

"We want to give moral and financial support to Datuk Seri Najib," said the fund's spokesman Mohd Razlan Mohamad Rafii, who was the former Youth wing chief for the Federal Territories.

"We know that he has been charged and his bail has been set at RM1 million.

"However, Najib could only pay RM500,000 and to fund the balance, he has to surrender his house title deed as security.

"We therefore want to offer our moral and financial support to him," Datuk Mohd Razlan told The Star.

Najib on Wednesday claimed trial to three counts of criminal breach of trust and another charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million (S$14.2 million) 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 RM1 million by High Court judge Mohd Sofian Abd Razak.

Attorney General Tommy Thomas proposed the bail to be set at RM4 milkion in cash, to which Najib's lead counsel Shafee Abdullah objected, saying that it was too high an amount.

Tan Sri Shafee said his client is not a flight risk and asked for bail between RM500,000 and RM800,000 instead.

The bail was eventually set at RM1 million with two sureties. The court also agreed for the bail payment to be in two instalments.

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 LangĀ­gak 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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