The Borneo Post (Sabah)

RM42 mln ‘like a peanut’ for Najib


PUTRAJAYA: The RM42 millions of SRC Internatio­nal Sdn Bhd funds utilised by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was just like a peanut for him, the Court of Appeal was told on Wednesday.

Ad-hoc prosecutor Datuk V Sithambara­m submitted this before a three-member bench led by Judge Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil in the hearing of Najib’s appeal against his conviction and jail sentence for the misappropr­iation of RM42 million in SRC Internatio­nal funds.

The other two judges on the bench were Datuk Has Zanah Mehat and Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera.

Sithambara­m said the RM42 million was like a peanut for the former premier as he had earlier taken a RM2.6 billion donation.

“In this case, Najib had full control over the company (SRC) and whenever he needed money, he took it. My Lord, earlier, he had taken RM2.6 billion, this is just a ‘kacang’ (peanut) for him,” said Sithambara­m with a sharp voice.

Last year, Najib testified at the Kuala Lumpur High Court that he received RM2.6 billion donation from the Saudi royal family, between 2011 and 2014.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court had on July 28 last year sentenced Najib to 12 years’ jail and a RM210 million fine after finding him guilty on seven charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of position, involving RM42 million in SRC Internatio­nal funds.

The hearing of the appeal continues.

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