PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is seeking to recuse Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat from hearing his final appeal in relation to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.
The former premier’s lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik told the court that the defence filed the application to recuse the top judge late last night.
He added a copy of the application has also been served to the prosecution.
At this juncture, ad hoc prosecutor Datuk V.Sithambaram stood up and said that the prosecution has not received the sealed copy, thus until the sealed copy was served, the proceedings for recusal cannot be heard.
Justice Tengku Maimun then asked Hisyam whether there was anything that the defence wanted to submit with regard to the main appeal and the lawyer said no.