Covid-19 hits Najib’s 1MDB defense team

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah – Pix from The Star


By S. Harrish

FORMER PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s entire legal team are under self-imposed quarantine over Covid-19 fears.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court was informed that lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah came in contact with someone who had direct contact with a Covid-19 patient.

Malaysiakini said this message was conveyed by Shafee’s lawyer Noor Farhah Mustaffa to justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah this afternoon.

Noor Farhah said Shafee came in contact with the person during a kenduri at Shafee’s house last Saturday.

She said Shafee and the whole 1MDB legal team was ordered to undergo quarantine.

Lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram said he had undergone Covid-19 testing earlier which came back negative, but will go for a second test tomorrow, as he came into contact with two lawyers suspected of having Covid-19.

Sequerah then adjourned the proceedings to tomorrow and directed Noor Farhah to produce the two official letters – one from the Sungai Buloh Hospital and the other from the Health Ministry, to the court by around 9am tomorrow.