news

All You Need To Know About Najib's And Irwan's 6 New Joint Charges

In total, the duo is accused of six counts of CBT involving RM6.63 billion of government funds.

Cover image via Lim Huey Teng/Malaysiakini Seth Kamal/The Malaysian Insight

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah have been slapped with six joint charges at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today, 25 October

According to the charges, Najib and Irwan were entrusted with the funds but misappropriated the money in their positions as Finance Minister and Treasury secretary-general under the previous government, Free Malaysia Today reported.

In total, the men are accused of six counts of criminal breach of trust involving RM6.63 billion of government funds.

Here's a breakdown of Najib's and Irwan's six charges today:

1. Criminal breach of trust involving RM1.2 billion of government funds

The crime was allegedly committed on 21 December 2016 at the office of the Finance Ministry.

2. Criminal breach of trust involving RM655 million of government funds

According to Malaysiakini, sources claimed that these were funds from the Suria Strategic Energy Resources (SSER) pipeline projects.

The duo are accused of committing the act on 21 December 2016 at the office of the Finance Ministry.

3. Criminal breach of trust involving RM220 million of funds in the Federal Consolidated Fund

According to Malaysiakini, the funds were meant for Kuala Lumpur International Airport Bhd (KLIAB) allocated under Budget 2017 for operating expenses.

The crime was allegedly committed on 3 August 2017.

4. Criminal breach of trust involving RM1.3 billion in the Federal Consolidated Fund

According to Malaysiakini, the funds were meant for Kuala Lumpur International Airport Bhd (KLIAB) allocated under Budget 2017 for operating expenses.

Najib and Irwan are accused of committing the act on 10 August 2017.

5. Criminal breach of trust involving CNY1.95 billion (RM1.26 billion) of government funds

The crime was allegedly committed on 23 August 2017.

6. Criminal breach of trust involving RM2 billion in government funds

The duo is accused of committing the act on 18 December 2017.

If convicted under Section 409 of the Penal Code, Najib and Irwan face a maximum jail term of 20 years, whipping, and a fine

Image via Era Baru

The duo pleaded not guilty to all six charges before Judge Azman Ahmad, The Star reported.

Fiat prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram led the prosecution team. Najib was represented by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, while Irwan was represented by Dev Kumaraendran, Lavania Kumaraendran and K Kumaraendran.

Read about Najib's other 32 charges here:

Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was also slapped with 17 money laundering charges earlier this month:

Meanwhile, UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged with a total of 45 charges on 19 October:

Leave a comment