SRC trial: Court dismisses Najib’s appeal to adduce additional evidence

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has dismissed an application by Datuk Seri Najib Razak to adduce additional evidence in his SRC International Sdn Bhd appeal.

Justice Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, who chaired a three-man panel, made the dismissal after hearing submissions by both parties here on Tuesday (Dec 7).

He said there were four elements required for new evidence to be allowed, namely the evidence not available at the trial, relevance, and credibility.

The fourth element was that the evidence would have created a reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury, if the evidence were given together with other evidence during the trial.

“Having considered and further having heard lengthy submissions, the appellant has failed to successfully prove the four elements as adopted by our courts.

“In the circumstances, we acquired that the additional evidence was not necessary,” he said in the unanimous decision.

Other judges on the panel were Justices Has Zanah Mehat and Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera.

“The delivery of the decision (in the SRC International appeal) tomorrow will proceed as fixed,” said Justice Abdul Karim.

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