KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 5, 2019: A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak today denied that a sum of US$884,996.78 deposited into his BSI Switzerland account a few years ago was a reward from businessman Low Taek Jho @ Jho Low.
Another suggestion Amhari disagreed with was that the BSI Switzerland account, which was claimed to be opened for political purposes, was just his creation or imagination, reported Bernama.
Former prime minister Najib is facing four charges of abusing his position to corruptly obtain RM2.3 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad funds and 21 counts of money laundering.
He allegedly committed the offences between February 2011 and December 2014.
Najib’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah asked questions that looked to try and distance Najib from the instructions Amhari received from Low and Najib’s former principal private secretary Datuk Azlin Alias.
Amhari further testified that the BSI Singapore account he opened under instruction from Low in 2012 was registered under a shell company, with him (Amhari) as the sole shareholder of Aerosphere Ltd.