根据 The Edge的报道，法官是在宣读判词时，使用了“national embarrassment”这词语。The Edge的报道原文：
Justice Abdul Karim says they agree that there is overwhelming evidence that Najib had interest in approving the KWAP loans for SRC.“This establishes that the appellant had interest beyond his office in SRC. We find no good reason to disagree with the ruling of the High Court judge,” he says. Justice Abdul Karim adds that Najib was granted special powers in SRC because of his role as the then premier. He says Najib in his defence said that his actions were for national interest. However, Justice Abdul Karim points out that the running of SRC was bad management of funds, and Najib did not find out what happened to the SRC funds and obstructed the then second finance minister from seeking the funds.“This is no national interest as the appellant claimed for SRC. This is a national embarrassment,” Justice Abdul Karim says.