Najib-SRC trial: SRC's ex-CEO could not take funds without Najib's consent

Witness no. 21, R Uma Devi. Photo by Kenny Yap/The Edge

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, the former CEO of SRC International Sdn Bhd who is currently on the lam, had no discretion to retrieve funds from Datuk Seri Najib Razak's accounts without the latter's permission, testified AmBank Jalan Raja Chulan branch manager R Uma Devi.

During re-examination by appointed public prosecutor Datuk V Sithambaram, the 21st prosecution witness said the transactions in the ex-prime minister's accounts seemed unusual to her.

Uma Devi agreed with counsel Harvinderjit that there was no letter of authorisation issued by Najib for inter-transfer of the former premier's three accounts.

The witness agrees that the cheques to Najib's accounts can only be signed by the former premier alone.

The defence counsel was trying to paint a picture that the former premier does not know the affairs with regard to the three accounts said to be run by Nik Faisal.

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