Nik Faisal link to Najib’s accounts doesn’t implicate him, says defence

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil’s role as mandate holder for Najib Razak’s account doesn’t mean the latter misappropriated company funds, says the former prime minister’s defence lawyer. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, April 28, 2021.

NIK Faisal Ariff Kamil’s continued involvement in SRC International and him being the mandate holder for Najib Razak’s account does not implicate the latter in misappropriating the company’s funds, the defence told the Court of Appeal today.

Najib Razak’s lawyer Farhan Read said the board of the company was “caught between a rock and a hard place” and Nik Faisal was important to be retained for the role of an authorised signatory of SRC International’s bank accounts after his termination from August 2014.

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