KUALA LUMPUR: Former Attorney General, Tan Sri Tommy Thomas succeeded in canceling the suit filed by former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak who demanded damages exceeding RM1.9 million.
It was after the High Court Judge here a while ago, Datuk Ahmad Bache ruled that the suit filed by the former Pekan Member of Parliament was frivolous, did not have a proper action clause, could not be defended and was a misuse of the court process.
The court also ordered Najib to pay costs of RM12,000.
Najib filed the suit on 22 October 2021 and claimed that the charges against him were part of an act planned earlier by Tommy and it was also in line with the plans of the then Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
The charges involved 35 charges against him except the charge involving the embezzlement case of SRC International Sdn. Bhd., is something Tommy has been planning for a long time.
Therefore, Najib also demanded damages amounting to RM1,941,988 which are the costs he had to bear as a result of the prosecution such as the audit team’s negotiation fee to review the documentation.
Meanwhile, Tommy and the government through a notice filed on 18 November 2021 requested the court to quash the suit on the grounds that if it continues and is heard it will cause the criminal case against Najib that is being tried in the High Court to be delayed.
Through a supporting affidavit sworn by Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib, stating that in accordance with Article 145 of the Federal Constitution and subsection 376(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Attorney General as Public Prosecutor has the power at his discretion to initiate, conduct or stop any proceedings for an offense crime. – MESSENGER
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