Lawyers confirm payment from Najib, deny knowledge of money's origin
Senior lawyer Ghazi Ishak has denied knowledge that a payment he received from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in 2011 was linked to the state-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd.
Whereas another senior lawyer, Salehuddin Saidin, confirmed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had investigated the payment from Najib, which his firm received a share of.
Ghazi and Salehuddin told Malaysiakini, in separate phone conversations, that the RM325,188 payment was divided between them and two other legal firms.
They had been hired to set aside a subpoena for Najib to testify in Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II trial...
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