Putrajaya honoured RM1m golden handshake for Najib

Modified 2 May 2019, 9:37 am

NAJIB TRIAL | Putrajaya had honoured an RM1 million golden handshake for former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak as required by law, the High Court in Kuala Lumpur was told today.

Witness Zarina Yusuf, the deputy chief accountant at the Prime Minister's Department, revealed that the payment was recorded last May.

According to Section 21(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980, a former prime minister is entitled to allowances and privileges that may be determined by the cabinet from time to time.

Zarina also testified that Najib's last base salary as prime minister was RM22,826.65 a month and he also received a salary as an MP and other allowances.

Prior to May 2018, Najib's gross income was RM58,605.15 a month, said the witness.

Last May, Najib received a prorated salary of RM6,627.09, said the witness. All the payments were transferred to Najib's account with Affin Bank.

This bank account is not under scrutiny at Najib's ongoing court trial, which is focused on his accounts with AmBank and those of SRC International Sdn Bhd. 

Summary of Najib’s SRC RM42 million case

Najib is facing 7 charges relating to RM42m involving SRC International, a former 1MDB subsidiary.

  • 1 abuse of power charge
  • 3 criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges
  • 3 money laundering charges
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