Najib disappointed with court’s verdict

by ASILA JALIL / pic by BERNAMA

FORMER Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (picture) expressed his disappointment over the verdict delivered by the Court of Appeal on the SRC International trial today.

He maintained he had no clue of the RM42 million from SRC International that was transferred into his personal bank account.

“I would like to say that I am very disappointed in the judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal this morning. I would like to reiterate and say once again that I did not know, nor did I ask for it, nor did I direct anyone for the RM42 million to be transferred to my account.

“As a Muslim I have sworn in the name of Allah that I did not know or asked for the amount to be transferred to my account,” he said in a virtual media briefing with his defence team on the decision of the SRC Appeal.

The Court of Appeal has today upheld Najib’s conviction and sentence in the SRC International trial, maintaining the former prime minister’s 12-year jail term and RM210 million fine for his role in the 1MDB-linked scandal.

Lead counsel Tan Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the team has filed the appeal notice.