Najib’s SRC trial ends, MACC officer is final witness

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  • Thursday, 12 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The SRC International Sdn Bhd trial involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has concluded with the final witness taking the stand.

Najib’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah informed High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali that the defence was closing its case after the testimony of Asst Comm Regjit Singh from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

“We have come to the end of our case, ” Shafee said yesterday.

Justice Nazlan then 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 his defence trial.

The former premier took to the stand with a 243-page witness statement where he denied knowing the money that came into his account was from SRC International.

Other high-profile witnesses who testified were former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, former minister at 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.

On Nov 11 last year, Justice Nazlan ordered for Najib to enter his defence after ruling that the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against him.

The Pekan MP is accused of 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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