Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has applied to intervene in a lawsuit filed by former minister Zaid Ibrahim against AmBank Islamic Berhad.
Zaid had filed the ex-parte lawsuit to compel AmBank Islamic Berhad to disclose details pertaining to a RM2.6 billion fund believed to have been deposited into five accounts allegedly belonging to Najib.
The matter was disclosed by lawyer Nizam Bashir, who appeared on behalf of Americk Sidhu, the lead counsel for Zaid, to reporters after the case came up for case management before High Court senior assistant registrar Engku Nurul Ain Engku Muda today.
The proceeding, held in chambers, was also attended by lawyers Nik Alia Nik Hanafi, representing Najib, and Grace Yeo, for Ambank.
Nizam said the court set Jan 4 for case management to obtain updates on Najib's application.
According to Nik Alia, the application was filed on Dec 14.
In the originating summons filed on Oct 21, Zaid, among others, is seeking a court order to allow him, or his lawyer, to obtain copies of the bank statements of the five accounts allegedly belonging to Najib.