Najib bristles during AG cross-examination on 1986 Umno split
11.20am – Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak bristles during cross-examination by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas over which team he supported during the 1986 Umno power struggle.
The accused responds that the question isn’t relevant to the case before him.
Thomas: During the infamous 1986 to 87 Team A and Team B Umno (power tussle), did you support Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) against Tengku Razaleigh?
Najib: I am not sure whether that is relevant, this is a political realm. Is it relevant? Do I need to answer?
Thomas: You need to answer as long as there is no objection (from the defence lawyers).
Najib: I supported Dr Mahathir.
I bought a watch to placate my family for short Hawaii trip: Najib
10.45am – Najib Abdul Razak testifies that he spent US$130,625 (RM466,330.11) on a luxury watch for his wife Rosmah Mansor, to placate his family for cutting short the trip in Hawaii in 2014.
The former prime minister says his family was disappointed when he was forced to end the personal family with them, due to the floods in the East Coast in Dec 2014.
“It was near my wife’s birthday, hence why they were very disappointed with my decision (to cut short the trip).
“My son Ashman, who worked in Istanbul, came all the way to Honolulu, only not to find me there.
“Therefore, I made the decision to placate my family and to buy something chosen by my wife,” Najib says in relation to the credit card purchase of the watch at Chanel, Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec 22, 2014.