KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court heard that Datuk Seri Najib Razak had signed the draft memo for the transfer of ownership of SRC International Sdn Bhd to Minister of Finance Inc (MOF Inc) on the bonnet of his car seven years ago.

Former Treasury deputy secretary-general Datuk Mat Noor Nawi testified that he and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) representative Zahid Taib had waited to meet Najib at Subang Airport on Feb 3, 2012.

Mat Noor said the car that had ferried Najib stopped next to a waiting hall at the airport.

“I got out of the waiting hall and walked to the car. Najib studied the contents of the memo while standing next to the car.

“After going through all four pages, he signed and made notes on the first page of the memo, which was placed on the bonnet.

“That was where he signed the memo,” he said here Tuesday (July 9).

The witness was examined by Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim in the corruption trial of Najib, who is accused of misappropriating RM42mil in SRC International funds.

To another question, the witness said the transfer of ownership of SRC International from 1MDB to MOF Inc did not involve any money.

“What is meant here (in the transfer) involves the transfer of shares from 1MDB to MOF Inc,” he added.

On July 4 last year, Najib claimed trial to a charge of abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust linked to the 1MDB scandal.

He allegedly misappropriated RM42mil in funds belonging to SRC International.

On Aug 8, he appeared in court again for the second time and was charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same RM42mil.

The hearing before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali continues Wednesday (July 10).

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