Disgraced former Prime Minister Najib has defended and justified the RM3.36 million charged to his credit card in 2014. He claims that it was used to purchase “gifts” for the royalty of another country.
In his Facebook post last night, he stated that “This expense is for gifts for the royalty and their entourage of a country which has good relations with our country,” clarifying that the country is not Saudi Arabia or the UAE.
He also claims that “It is common practice to give gifts to the leaders of other countries.”
Najib also stressed that the credit cards were registered in his name and not under SRC International Sdn Bhd.
It was reported that the two credit cards in his name had been charged RM3.36 million in 10 transactions on the same day at an Italian outlet of jeweller De Grisogono in 2014.
It was further revealed by AmBank’s senior vice-president of credit card authorisation and fraud management, Yeoh Eng Leong during Najib’s ongoing SRC Trial.