Witness: Najib the ultimate boss

Witness: Najib the ultimate boss

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Pensions Fund Inc (KWAP) CEO Azian Mohd Noh testified in court that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was the ultimate boss as he also held the finance portfolio.

It made him an influencing factor in KWAP’s decision to grant loans amounting to RM4 billion to former 1MDB subsidiary, SRC International.

During the re-examination by deputy public prosecutor Ishak Mohd Yusoff, Azian had influenced the decision to provide the loan since Najib was also overseeing SRC International via Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc).

“The words compulsion and influence give different connotations. There was no legal compulsion but I cannot say the same for the word influence,” she says.

“The annotation in the (SRC International loan application) letter came from the prime minister and finance minister in charge of KWAP.

“He is my ultimate boss so I cannot deny there was a certain amount of influence.”

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