PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Federal Court, in a landmark decision, has ruled that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was a public officer and could be sued for alleged misfeasance in public office. She said there was no specific written law in force in Malaysia which alters and substitutes the common law tort of misfeasance in public office. Justice Nallini also said the tort of misfeasance in public office is available against Najib, as an individual who was holding public office or as public officer. The High Court had struck out Pua's lawsuit on grounds that Najib was not an officer in public office and hence he could not be sued for alleged misfeasance in public office. He subsequently obtained leave to appeal to the Federal Court.
Source: The Star November 19, 2019 07:30 UTC