KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who has been convicted of seven charges relating to the misappropriation of RM42mil in SRC International funds, has paid his RM1mil bail.
This is in relation to an order by the High Court that increased Najib’s existing bail from RM1mil to another RM1mil as one of the two conditions for him to be released on bail pending an appeal to the Court of Appeal.
With the latest bail paid, Najib’s total amount of bail paid across all his court cases has climbed up to a mammoth RM7mil.
The 67-year-old Pekan MP arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex around 1pm with his son Norashman, who is one of his two bailors.
Najib was seen leaving the criminal high court registry and subsequently the court complex around 1.30pm amidst scores of media personnel who had been waiting for him since morning.
As he passed by the media, Najib jokingly said that the photographers had already shot many photos of him yesterday (July 28).
On Tuesday, Najib was found guilty by the High Court on grounds that his defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt on all the charges levelled against him.
He was sentenced to 12 years in jail and a RM210mil fine in default of five years in jail.
Najib is appealing the decision.
The increase in bail is one of the two conditions imposed.
The other condition is that Najib must report to the nearest police station twice a month.
Photo and news source: thestar.com.my