KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has filed a suit at the High Court today against former attorney-general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas, seeked RM1,941,988 in damages, and a declaration that Thomas had committed misfeasance in public office.
In his statement of claim, the former Prime Minister alleged he had been wrongly and unfairly prosecuted over several corruption charges against him, adding that Thomas had committed misfeasance in public office, malicious abuse of process, and negligence.
Najib claims that all the charges against him including 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case, the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) case, the alleged abuse of power under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act case, and the alleged money laundering were all wrong.
Najib was convicted and sentenced to 12 years jails, and RM210 million fine, after he was found guilty of misappropriating RM42 million of SRC International Funds. And he is still on trial for multiple corruption charges involving the 1MDB financial scandal, audit tempering, and money laundering, according to the local media NST.
Najib claims that Thomas, who was AG until Feb 28, 2020, had unfairly prosecuted him though MACC found no wrongdoings.
Najib said that the prosecution has caused him a lot of damages and injury to his reputation and political career.
The court has fixed Nov 19 for mention.