Najib-SRC Trial: Najib Will Prove He Did Not Embezzle SRC Funds
(NTH) – Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will prove that he was not involved in any corrupt act to embezzle SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds.
He will prove that the transactions of RM42 million funds belonging to SRC vis-a-vis his private bank accounts were executed without his knowledge, let alone his orders.
In his opening defence statement at the Najib-SRC Trial, lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that the defence would produce an important evidence to prove that all those transactions took place without Najib’s knowledge and instructions.
“Najib was not involved in any corrupt arrangement involving funds of SRC and did not solicit any bribes from any person.
“The RM42million transferred into his account was done without his knowledge or involvement and was not a form of gratification related to any act of DSN vis-à-vis SRC,” Shafee told Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali today, Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
He said Najib was never briefed on the status of his private accounts in AmBank, hence no knowledge on the transactions.
Moreover, he said the prosecution failed to produce any evidence to prove that the RM42 million deposited into Najib’s private accounts was a gratification for himself.
“The evidence as a whole does not support the inference that the RM42million was gratification which Najib was paid either by himself or through any other party as part of a corrupt arrangement.
“The evidence in fact reflects that there was no nexus between any of the acts of Najib vis-à-vis SRC in 2011 and 2012 and the transfer of these funds into his accounts in 2014 and 2015.