Najib summoned to palace, SRC trial postponed

Najib Razak's lawyer said his client had to attend an Umno party meeting followed by a summons to the palace on Feb 25. The SRC International trial has been postponed to Feb 26.
Najib Razak's lawyer said his client had to attend an Umno party meeting followed by a summons to the palace on Feb 25. The SRC International trial has been postponed to Feb 26.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The SRC International trial involving Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been postponed, as he has been summoned to Istana Negara, said lead defence counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on Tuesday (Feb 25).

"My client has been summoned to the palace this morning, but it has been adjusted to another time soon after the meeting at Umno headquarters. He is required to be at the party meeting," he said.

The High Court granted the postponement to Wednesday.

Meanwhile, lawyer Farhan Read told the court that defence witness Rosman Abdullah was not ready to take the stand.

Mr Rosman is the managing director of Putra Perdana Construction.

Mr Farhan - who is also part of Najib's legal team - said the defence was unable to continue its examination-in-chief with the witness.

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali then adjourned the hearing for the day.