Thursday, February 18, 2021

Najib: Covid-19 only a danger in Dewan Rakyat

MM Online:

Does Malaysia still need MCO if Covid-19 ‘just a danger in Parliament’? Najib asks

Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on February 11, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak questioned the need for a movement control order (MCO) after the government announced today a revocation of previous restrictions on various activities, including travel and dine-in, nationwide.

The Pekan MP on trial for corruption pointed out that many economic sectors were now allowed, but wryly noted that Parliament was still suspended.

He was commenting on Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s announcement earlier this evening, lifting the two-person limit for each table in restaurants as well as passengers in cars.

Najib also noted the removal of a 10km travel limit announced yesterday.

He said: “4D shops, slot machine shops, casinos reopened” and asked if there was a need for the police to man roadblocks or patrol the country to ensure MCO compliance.

“Do we still need MCO if Covid is just a danger in Parliament?” he posted on his Facebook page.

In his announcement earlier, Ismail Sabri said all restaurants nationwide are allowed to seat more than two people at a table for dine-in meals effective tomorrow, regardless of whether they were located in areas under MCO or otherwise.

The defence minister also said there will no longer be a limit to how many passengers are allowed in one vehicle; instead, the number of occupants should follow the vehicle’s capacity.

However, he added that social events like wedding receptions are still not allowed to be held in MCO states, though he said the akad nikah, which is the solemnisation of marriages for Muslims in mosques will be allowed, capped at 20 attendees, excluding the qadi (marriage official) and a witness.

The current MCO, which was to end tomorrow, has been extended for another two weeks, until March 4, for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Penang.

All other states, except for Perlis and Sarawak, will be placed under CMCO according to the same time frame.


  1. But Jibby never complain that covid is oso a danger to the courthouse? His cases keep getting postponed but his tembakpanas loryar never bang table to complain....only keep asking to postpone because of this because of that....?

    Can continue via Zoom what...what's the problem....see below even the Fe
    deral Cout boleh buat, apa pasal High Court tak boleh...?

    Najib's 1MDB trial rescheduled yet again due to CMCO
    By Bernama - November 9, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed Dec 14-17 to continue hearing Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.

    Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib, told the media that the trial was supposed to resume tomorrow until Nov 12 before High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah, but is postponed due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

    "We have been notified on the hearing dates by deputy registrar of the High Court, Farah Azura Mohd Saad, via an e-mail this morning," he said

    When the trial resumes, the defence is expected to continue to cross-examine 1MDB's former chief executive officer, Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman.

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    On Oct 5, the court adjourned the trial to Oct 19 after allowing the defence's application to postpone the case, as the former prime minister was under a two-week home quarantine order following his return from Sabah after campaigning in the snap election in the state last month.

    The court had also rescheduled the trial dates to tomorrow due to the CMCO.

    1MDB trial: Trial adjourned as witness is close contact of friend with Covid-19
    Thursday, 18 Feb 2021

    KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial has been adjourned after the High Court was informed that the 10th prosecution witness had come into close contact with a friend who has been tested positive for Covid-19.

    Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah adjourned the hearing to May 3 after deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib informed the matter when the trial continued after a short break.

    Zoom-ing in on justice: Courts to use video-conferencing to hear criminal cases in Sabah and Sarawak
    Wednesday, 08 Jul 2020

    PETALING JAYA: Sabah and Sarawak will make Malaysian history when the Federal Court and Appeals Court begin to hear criminal cases via video-conferencing starting July 9 and July 13 respectively.

    The trials would be heard using the Zoom platform.

    This follows the successful hearing of civil appeal cases via video-conferencing in the two states since June 15.

    According to the Federal Court chief registrar, it all started with the introduction of the online hearing of civil cases in March during the movement control order (MCO) imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  2. Najib is kerbau-ing, as usual.

    Big time Crook, this Najib Razak.