KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has dismissed two discovery applications by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic), who is seeking 1Malaysia Development Bhd-linked documents involving investment bank Goldman Sachs and Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

In his decision, Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah said the application to obtain the documents was premature.

On the documents linked to the former Bank Negara governor, the judge said he did not see how the bank documents relating to Zeti’s family would be relevant to the defence.

Justice Sequerah also dismissed Najib’s other application to obtain former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner’s mobile phone records on grounds that the prosecution had clearly stated they did not have the documents in their possession.

Najib is currently on trial for four counts of abuse of power and 21 counts of money laundering involving RM2.28bil of 1MDB’s funds.

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