SRC trial sees testimony of last witness


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The SRC International Sdn Bhd trial, in which Datuk Seri Najib Razak is accused of misappropriating RM42mil of the company's funds, has concluded after the final witness was called to the stand.

Lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah informed High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali that defence was closing its case after the testimony of final witness Asst Comm Regjit Singh from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"We have come to the end of our case," Shafee said here on Wednesday (March 11).

Justice Nazlan fixed a four-day oral submission on May 12,13,15 and 18.

He also ordered parties to file in their written submissions by April 21 and their replies by May 5.

The defence trial, which started on Dec 3 last year, lasted 33 days with 19 witnesses taking the stand.

Najib, 67, was the first witness to testify in the defence trial.

Other high profile witnesses were former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, former minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, former attorney general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali and former MACC chief commissioners Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad and Latheefa Koya.

A total of 807 exhibits were tendered in court.

The prosecution had earlier called 57 witnesses to the stand.

Najib is facing seven charges – three for criminal breach of trust, one for abuse of power and three for money laundering involving SRC International funds totalling RM42mil.

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