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.