In this article we present some of the best quotes both from the Judge and from Najib Razak’s defense chief, Shafee Abdullah.
On the Shafee’s quotes, we put them to show how much the defence is defeated in its attempt to clear Najib of the crimes he is accused.
ON THE SAUDI ARABIAN LINK – QUOTE OF THE WEEK?
JUDGE QUIPS “All roads lead to Rome and (the accused) led it to Riyadh.” in Najib Razak’s SRC International case. (On the RM2.6 billion in Najib’s personal, private account.)
ON THE MITIGATION POSTPONEMENT
“The higher the person is, the more serious the fall and that by itself is a punishment.” —Najib’s lawyer Shafee
ON THE FINAL SAY OF THE JUDGE IN THE SRC INTERNATIONAL CASE
”I find the accused guilty and convict him on all seven charges.” — Justice Nazlan on concluding his remarks in the case.
NAJIB’S DEFENCE SURRENDERS?
“My client has gone through a series of punishment already. He has been charged in at least four courts, he has also been hounded by the tax department,” – Najib’s lawyer Shafee
“He is the Pekan MP and is currently an advisor to Barisan Nasional. He doesn’t even have many traffic summonses or other offences,” Shafee says.
THE JUDGE ON REJECTION POSTPONeMENT OF MITIGATION
“I do not consider that as a valid justification. The accused still has the right to appeal. “As such, this court will proceed to hear mitigation for the accused,” the judge said.
THE MOOD AFTER THE VICTORY RALLY BEFORE THE VERDICT!
12.57pm: Najib’s supporters seem to be in a solemn mood after they discover the verdict and await the decision on sentencing.
“As we are aware, the whole country is in lockdown. My client is not going anywhere.” – Najib’s lawyer Shafee Abdullah
The defence has failed to establish beyond reasonable doubt the charges of CBT against the accused, says Justice Nazlan
ON THE SAUDI ARABIAN LINK
“The writer said he did not expect anything in return, which is of suspicious nature, yet the accused, an intelligent person and a prime minister, did not probe further,” he said.
The accused could have picked up his mobile and communicated especially with his foreign affairs minister or the Saudi ambassador.
ON FORGED SIGNATURE
“The question is, who has the audacity to forge his signature?”
ON ABUSE OF POWER CHARGES
I find that the defence has not succeeded in rebutting the presumption on the balance of probabilities or raising reasonable doubt against the accused. —Judge Nazlan