After guilty verdict, Najib claims SRC money was for orphans, Umno

Modified 4 Aug 2020, 6:47 am

About a week since he was found guilty of money laundering, criminal breach of trust and abuse of power in the SRC International trial, Najib Abdul Razak has come forward to insist none of the RM42 million involved had been for “personal use” or bribes.

The former prime minister also vowed to appeal the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s “unfair” verdict.

In a seven-minute video released late last night, Najib claimed that SRC money had been used for Umno “welfare programmes” and “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) initiatives for orphans; never for himself.

“I was ordered to pay an RM210 million fine on the RM42 million where...

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