by BERNAMA / pic by ARIF KARTONO
FORMER Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak (picture) had washed his hands off SRC International Sdn Bhd affairs, the Court of Appeal heard.
Ad hoc prosecutor Datuk V Sithambaram said there was no evidence that the appellant (Najib) had acted in protecting the interests of SRC International, although billions of money had been channelled to the company by the Retirement Fund Inc.
“My lord, there was no evidence that the appellant had acted to protect or preserve the interests of SRC International. In fact, during the trial, he told us he had left all matters to the board of directors (BoDs).
“He never said he had done things to save SRC International and he also did not blame the BoDs for misbehaving…he simply ‘cuci tangan’ (washed his hands of the affairs),” said Sithambaram.
The Penang-based veteran criminal lawyer said Najib’s defence of blaming others for the wrong-doings committed in the company was “simply outrageous”.
The hearing of the appeal continues today.