Whether or not lawyer Shafee Abdullah was paid millions of ringgit by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has no impact on the outcome of Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II trial, said Umno supreme council member Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
"No it shouldn't (have an impact). The only thing that can change the outcome is if the judge was paid off.
"It is not like, if you pay RM10 million (to the prosecutor) the trial will be fast, if you pay RM5 million, the trial will be slow," he told Malaysiakini, adding that prosecutors are paid to prosecute.
He said this when pressed on whether allegation that Najib paid Shafee RM9.5 million - if true - would have affected the result of Anwar's trial.
Nazri said he did not believe the allegations made by whistleblower site Sarawak Report.
"I don't believe that. Why would Najib pay him? The government has to pay (Shafee) not Najib. Sarawak Report has no credibility," said Nazri...