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Dzulkifli explains why Apandi dropped probe on Najib

NAJIB TRIAL | Former MACC head Dzulkifli Ahmad's testimony at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today shed light on how former attorney-general Apandi Ali cleared former premier Najib Abdul Razak of graft charges.

Dzulkifli, a defence witness, testified that the MACC made the recommendations on Dec 31, 2015.

At the time, Dzulkifli was part of the attorney-general chambers and was assisting Apandi in perusing MACC's investigation papers on Najib's bank accounts.

"As far as I remember, the MACC proposed to charge Najib under Section 403 of the Penal Code for criminal misappropriation," said Dzulkifli, during the examination-in-chief by defence counsel Shafee Abdullah.

He said the MACC also recommended an alternative charge under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which relates to the use of public office for gratification....

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