Veteran lawyer Gopal Sri Ram dies at 79

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Veteran lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram has died.

The former Federal Court judge and senior deputy public prosecutor was 79.

Deputy public prosecutor, Mohamad Mustafa P. Kunyalam, confirmed the news to Bernama.

“Yes, confirmed. He died at 12.15pm today in a private hospital here,” he said when contacted.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur last week for a lung infection.

Sri Ram was the lead prosecutor for the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He was also the lead prosecutor for the RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project corruption case involving Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.