Najib's Lawyer Explains How He Injured His Hand While Playing With His Puppy

Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah was playing with his 10-month-old mix-breed puppy.

A Court of Appeal hearing for Datuk Seri Najib Razak, which was scheduled for yesterday, 12 March, was delayed because of his lawyer's fractured wrist

It was reported yesterday that Najib's lawyer, Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah, asked to be excused from the hearing due to an injury on his hand. 

"My pet dog jumped on me. I am now in pain and I need to seek immediate medical attention," Shafee said in court yesterday. 

He also claimed that it was the first time he had suffered a broken bone.

Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah

Image via The Edge Markets

Earlier today, 13 March, Shafee offered more details on the incident he encountered with his 10-month-old mix-breed puppy

"It was a young guard dog in training, which is only 10 months old but bigger than an adult dog," the lawyer was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini

According to The Edge Markets, Shafee revealed that he owns an old guard dog in his house, together with the 10-month-old puppy. 

"This one (the 10-month-old) was playful and tried to play with me, and I fell back," Shafee said. 

"(My injury) was not caused by him (the puppy), I got careless and became injured," he added.

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Image via 1001 Doggy

The lawyer also clarified the severity of his injury, saying that his wrist was not fractured as he initially assumed

The Edge Markets reported Shafee as saying that upon further examination, he was told that he had a "swelling of the blood capillary". 

"The doctor thought it was broken. But the X-ray showed I got soft tissue damage. It swelled as a result. It gives me pain that is quite excruciating," the lawyer said, according to Malaysiakini. 

Shafee showing his injury to reporters earlier today, 13 March.

Image via Malaysiakini

Shafee also said that upon his arrival at the Court of Appeal yesterday, the swelling on his hand had become "half the size of a tennis ball"

"I thought of rushing to the Putrajaya hospital during the break... My associate was shocked by the swelling and suggested I go straightaway and check," the lawyer added.

Najib's hearing for his seven criminal charges related to SRC International Sdn Bhd was delayed yesterday:

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