'Bersetuju' annotation on SRC loan application was not an order nor final, Najib claims

Hariz Mohd & Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 3 Dec 2019, 2:21 pm

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak today told a court that his minute on a letter stating his support for SRC International loan application in 2011 was not tantamount to an order.

Testifying at his criminal trial at the Kuala Lumpur High Court, Najib (photo) said he had no power to order the then CEO of Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP), Azian Mohd Noh, to approve the RM3.95 billion application.

"Not at all. As the Finance Minister, I had no power whatsoever to order KWAP to approve any loan like that...

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