10 Aug '18, 11am

Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak to go on trial on Feb 12; application for gag order on media dismissed https://t.co/xmpwjgkMlT…

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's High Court on Friday (Aug 10) dismissed an application by former prime minister Najib Razak for a gag order on the media, prohibiting it from discussing the merits of the criminal cases against him. In his decision, Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said the application was unsustainable, as there are existing laws available. "Those who overstep (in reporting) risk action being taken - such as contempt of court - and these remedies are readily available," he said. The judge, in his assessment, said that the applicant had fallen short of establishing his case. Najib's lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah informed the court that the defence would be filing an appeal next Monday (Aug 13) against the High Court's decision. The defence and prosecution took an entire day in court for submissions. Earlier, Tan Sri Muhammad Sh...

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