Najib says received another ‘anonymous envelope’, claims to know what SRC trial judge told MACC officers in recent probe
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today claimed to have knowledge of what took place during the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) recent probe of the trial judge who had found him guilty over the misappropriation of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s RM42 million.
(MMO) – In his latest affidavit filed today at the Federal Court, Najib urged the court to allow his application to call in more witnesses to testify on purported new evidence for his SRC case.
In urging the Federal Court to allow his application to nullify the SRC trial and to seek a retrial, Najib continued to insist that the judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali had a conflict of interest due to his alleged failure to disclose his past positions and previous roles in Maybank before he became a judge.
Previously, Najib said he had around May 9 during the Hari Raya period “discovered an anonymous envelope” containing past Maybank documents during the 2010 to 2012 period which was sent to his house at Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta, Kuala Lumpur.
Today, he insisted that he had only discovered these documents through this “anonymous package”, which he said was after the courts’ previous rejection of his bid to add further evidence to his SRC case.
Najib today claimed to have “received another anonymously sent envelope” to his Jalan Langgak Duta house containing Maybank documents in 2012 and 2015, including past emails.
Najib said he had informed his lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah about this discovery and had shown him the documents in the envelope, claiming that the documents showed Nazlan in March 2012 being the general counsel and company secretary to Maybank while the bank was deliberating on a RM4.17 billion loan to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
“I am aware that Justice Nazlan had been called in by MACC recently for his statement to be recorded,” Najib said in his affidavit, before going on to say what the judge had allegedly told the MACC recording officer.
Najib said he was also “made to understand” what Nazlan’s response was when asked by MACC officers about matters relating to the Maybank loan, but did not elaborate on how he had this purported knowledge about how the judge responded.
“I am confident and know this averment to be true and I challenge either MACC or the prosecutors to deny this on record and through any affidavit in response,” Najib said.
In the same affidavit, Najib named three MACC officers which he said he would be asking the Federal Court to allow him to call them in to testify in court for the SRC case.
“Very recently, I was reliably informed that the relevant investigators from MACC who are undertaking the investigation against the suspected misconduct of Justice Nazlan are Asrul Ridzuan bin Ahmad Rustami and Noor Syazana binti Kamin, under the supervision of Mohammad Zamri bin Zainul Abidin (Head of Investigations, MACC) all officers of the MACC,” he said, without saying how he knew who were the MACC officers involved in the probe.