KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.
Najib's lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, when contacted, said a notice of appeal was filed this afternoon and a copy of it had been served to the Attorney-General's Chambers as well.
Last Friday, Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali dismissed Najib's application for a gag order after finding his application to be unsustainable.
Najib, 65, is facing seven criminal charges over funds belonging to SRC International totalling RM42 million, namely three CBT charges, one charge of abuse of power and three charges of money laundering. He claimed trial to all the charges and was released on RM1 million bail with two sureties.