Harvinderjit today told Justice Mohd Nazlan that after the review, his team decided to resume the cross-examination with Ismee.
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Ismee added that neither he nor the board was told about Nik Faisal’s meeting with KWAP, and he has no knowledge of SRC asking Nik Faisal to liaise with KWAP over the potential initial first loan.
"Shahrol Azral did not inform us [the SRC board] of the earlier account," said Ismee, who is the former SRC chairman.
Defence counsel Harvinderjit combed through details of SRC’s board meeting minutes and dived deep into certain specific wordings in order to show SRC’s board and its management acted independently from Najib.
When asked by the prosecution about the implication of the amendment, Ismee said: "The implication to SRC is that the advisor emeritus' views would have to be taken into account in material and strategic issues on the company."
Ismee, who was formerly Tabung Haji's chief executive officer. told the court yesterday that he left SRC in 2014 after three years due to governance issues that included the company not submitting its audited report in 2013.
Azian has already testified that a total of RM4 billion in loans, extended through two tranches of RM2 billion each, were given to SRC in August 2011 and March 2012 following a letter from SRC she received from Najib's former principal private secretary, the late Datuk Azlin Alias.
The Transport Ministry has allowed the company to appeal against the government's earlier decision to scrap the development.