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Najib 1MDB’s Trial Put On Hold As He’s Still Warded In HKL

Najib 1MDB’s Trial Put On Hold As He’s Still Warded In HKL

His lawyer said that Najib is now back on the blood pressure medication that he was used to but his blood pressure – despite going down – has yet to drop to a normal level.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

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Convicted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) trial was vacated for the rest of the following as he is still warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

The Pekan MP’s lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, told the High Court today that Najib had been issued a two-day medical leave certificate for today and tomorrow.

“All we know is that [various] tests are being conducted on a daily basis,” Shafee was quoted as saying by The Edge.

Shafee also said that Najib is back on his normal blood pressure medicine but his blood pressure remains irregular and has yet to reach the normal level.

He also told the presiding judge, Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah, that Najib was admitted to HKL due to his recurring stomach ulcer issues and the change in medication for his blood pressure.

The trial was postponed yesterday and cut short on Monday due to his illness. Najib was admitted to HKL on Monday following complaints about his blood pressure.  

Previously, Najib’s aide and family claimed that the incarcerated former premier has his medicine for his blood pressure changed when receiving treatment at the HKL, causing his blood pressure to spike – an allegation that was refuted by the Health Ministry.

According to both Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar and Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Najib has been prescribed generic medicine for his blood pressure complication – which contains the same formula as the one that he used to consume previously.

READ MORE: “It’s Generic” KJ Denies Najib Been Given Different Meds

Najib – currently serving his 12-year jail sentence at Kajang Prison for misappropriating RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd – is facing four charges of power abuse to obtain bribes RM2.28bil from 1MDB funds as well as 21 charges of money-laundering involving the same amount.


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