Court to hear bid to strike out Najib's FB post apology on Aug 13

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 5): The High Court will be hearing Datuk Seri Najib Razak's application to strike out the prosecution's notice compelling the former premier to apologise for two Facebook posts he made relating to his SRC International Sdn Bhd trial.

The defence has filed an affidavit but the prosecution indicated that it needs more time to prepare for the hearing.

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas suggested to the court for the hearing to be fixed on Aug 13, and High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali agreed.

It was reported that the prosecution had filed a formal written application wanting the former premier to apologise for his two Facebook postings made on July 15 and July 17 defending the purchases of jewellery in Italy in August 2014 and a Chanel watch on Dec 22, 2014, made with his credit card.

The prosecution also sought an order prohibiting Najib from making further postings about the case and for the existing postings to be removed.

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