Najib claims his signature was forged

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told the High Court he does not know about RM32mil being transferred into his personal bank account.

He said his account was managed by someone else, and he was not informed of any suspicious transaction. 

“I did not manage my own account. They who managed my account should know better.

” The bank did not inform me of any suspicion,” he said during cross-examination by ad hoc prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaram on the transaction, as repirted by The Star Online. 

Najib also claimed that his signature was forged in many documents. 

Sithambaram: Why no police report if your signature is forged in any document …You should lodge a police report.

Najib: I only found out that there was a probability my signature was forged during the case.

Sithambaram: That’s not my question. Would you make a police report?Najib: That is why we want to call an expert first to examine the signature, after which we would make a police report.

Sithambaram: So after sitting in court and hearing the cross-examination, you decided to say your signature was forged.

Najib: I disagree.

Sithambaram: You never said you had doubts (when you confirmed your signature with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) because the forgery issue only came during the defence stage.

Najib: I disagree. At that time, I thought it was my signature.

Sithambaram: So it could be your signature or it could not be your signature.

Najib: Yes.

Sithambaram: You’re not sure if it’s forgery so you need an expert to confirm.

Najib: Yes.

Sithambaram: I put it to you – that the only person that can verify your signature is you.

Najib: I disagree.


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