Day 55 of Najib's SRC trial: Defence expected to continue cross-examining MACC's Rosli Hussain

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): The defence in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's SRC International Sdn Bhd trial will continue to cross-examine Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating officer Rosli Hussain today.

However before the cross-examination begins, the former premier will have to be at High Court Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah's court for the case management of his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case.

This is probably to determine whether the 1MDB case can begin on Monday (Aug 26) or otherwise.

With regard to Rosli's testimony on Tuesday, he has so far maintained that the signatures on the AmBank documents including 15 cheques were admitted by Najib to be his and they were not forged.

The witness, who is the 57th called by the prosecution, said the MACC had met and recorded Najib's statement three times, namely on Dec 5, 2015 and twice in May last year before the former premier was charged, where Najib had never denied the signatures on the documents were his.

Rosli also told the court that the MACC took statements from 193 potential witnesses, of which 57, including himself, were called in the trial.

These included businessman Low Taek Jho and former SRC chief executive officer Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, whose statements were recorded overseas in 2015, but they cannot be called as they are still missing.

Among those not called as witnesses despite statements recorded include former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Rosli is expected to be grilled by defence co-counsel Harvinderjit Singh for the duration of the day.

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