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RM1.69b tax suit meant to oust Najib from politics, court hears

The RM1.69 billion tax suit against Najib Abdul Razak is an attempt to eject him from the political arena following his immense contribution to the Opposition's victory in five by-elections, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard.

Najib’s lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (photo) raised this allegation concerning the former finance minister’s application to stay a legal action by the government through the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

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