Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial at the High Court here today has been postponed as the former premier was admitted to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) due to a blood pressure condition.
His counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah informed Judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah that his client would not be able to attend court today and maybe tomorrow.
“Datuk Seri Najib has been taken ill, and he is currently warded at HKL since yesterday. I’m told as of this morning at 7.30 am and 9.30 am, the likelihood of certain tests performed on him may take a few more days. Definitely, today is off, Yang Arif. Definitely, he cannot come, and I think certainly tomorrow as well.
“There are issues with his health because he seems to have exhibited fluctuating blood pressure. The cause for it has not been detected, so they are doing their very best,” he said.
According to the council, Najib would be transferred to the National Heart Institute (IJN) today from HKL.
Previously reported on The Stoly website, Najib is facing four charges of using his position to obtain bribes totaling RM2.3 billion from 1MDB funds and 21 charges of money laundering involving the same amount.