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Three High Court judges give Najib greenlight over passport release extension

KUALA LUMPUR: Three High Court judges who are hearing Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s (pic) 1MDB-related trials have allowed the former prime minister an extension of his temporary passport release on Tuesday (Oct 26).

Najib, 68, had been allowed temporary access to his passport by the Court of Appeal on Oct 18 for him to travel to Singapore to visit his daughter Nooryana Najwa, who is due to deliver her second child.

In the amended notice of motion, Najib sought a court order to have his passport returned to him from Oct 25 until Dec 6.

In his initial application that was allowed by the court on Oct 18, Najib was to have access to his passport from Oct 20 and it should be returned by Nov 22.

The former Umno president said in his supporting affidavit that after obtaining the Court of Appeal’s approval, he was informed of the state election that would take place on Nov 20 while Nomination Day would be on Nov 8.

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