KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 4, 2019: Two entities — China State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (Sasac) and the China state-owned Enterprises were supposed to finalise the agreement to settle the debt issue facing 1Malaysia Development Berhad and its then subsidiary SRC International Sdn. Bhd. before the end of July or August 2016.
This was decided at a meeting in China in June of that year with Sasac.
When referred to a document on the minutes of the meeting and also of a meeting in Abu Dhabi, Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazarudin, formerly an aide to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, confirmed the document detailed the plan by businessmen Jho Low to have 1MDB board member Terence Geh as the overall coordinator in the plan to settle the debts.
Geh was then the secretary for the Malaysia-China Strategic High Impact Economic Committee which came under the purview of Minister in the PM’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan and Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd. Irwan Serigar.
“The document referred to me is further to my personal visit to China on June 28, 2016, as I mentioned before, on projects proposed to bail out 1MDB.
“The projects were the Multi-Product Pipeline, Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline and East Coast Rail Link,” said Amhari when reading his 77-page witness statement.
Tomorrow the defence led by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah will cross-examine Amhari who is a prosecution witness in the trial of Najib Razak on four charges of using his position to obtain gratification of RM2.3 billion from 1MDB and 21 money laundering charges. — Bernama