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As 'ultimate boss', Najib influences KWAP - witness

Hariz Mohd and Hidir Reduan
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NAJIB TRIAL | Najib Abdul Razak was the "ultimate boss" of Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) and his influence on the fund cannot be denied, the High Court in Kuala Lumpur was told today.

Witness Azian Mohd Noh (above), KWAP's former CEO, said this when describing the authority of Najib's handwritten note on SRC International Sdn Bhd's application for an RM3.95 billion loan in 2011.

"There was no legal compulsion (to comply), but I cannot say the same for the word "influence".

"The annotation in the letter came from the prime minister and the minister of finance, who is in charge of KWAP.

"He is my ultimate boss, so I cannot deny there is a certain amount of influence," Azian said during re-examination by DPP Ishak Mohd Yusoff...

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