Shafee denies Najib received special medical treatment

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Najib Razak’s lawyer, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, yesterday denied the allegation that the former prime minister had received special treatment for his medical condition.

When met by reporters at the Kuala Lumpur court complex during a break in Najib’s RM2.28 billion bribery trial linked to 1MDB, Shafee said his client was being treated like anyone else. what other prisoner.

He also dismissed the idea that Najib had been given a first-class room at Kuala Lumpur Hospital or Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (HRC), saying he had visited his client and it was not than a standard hospital room.

“No, total nonsense. It’s a standard room for anyone who needs that kind of prison treatment, that’s what they gave him, I went (to see him).

“So what’s the special treatment? I don’t understand,” he said.

Continuing to reject the claim that Najib had received special treatment, Shafee said: “Nothing. Maybe his food, because of the ulcer. Yes, they can’t give him spicy food, they can’t don’t give him greasy food.”

When asked if Najib received food outside, Shafee said the family were not allowed to provide Najib with food due to the need to monitor his diet in relation to his condition. health.

He added that Najib’s blood pressure was still high and prison authorities were monitoring his client’s diet.

On September 21, the prison department confirmed that Najib had been admitted to HRC for further treatment and that he would return to Kajang prison to continue serving his sentence once discharged from hospital.

Najib, 69, faces four charges of using his position to obtain bribes totaling RM2.3 billion from 1MDB funds and 21 money laundering charges involving the same amount.

On August 23, he was sent to Kajang Prison after the Federal Court upheld his conviction, 12-year prison term and RM210 million fine for embezzling RM42 million from SRC funds. International.

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