KUALA LUMPUR — May 29, 2019: A witness testified today that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak appeared shocked and upset on knowing that someone had transferred money into his private accounts.
However Najib did not ask for a report to be made with the police or Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
According to Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd. managing director Datuk Dr. Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman, the former Umno president showed the reaction when they met at Najib’s house in Langgak Duta after Shamsul was remanded by the MACC in 2015.
Shamsul is a witness in the trial of Najib who is facing seven charges involving SRC International Sdn. Bhd. money totalling RM42 million.
He told Najib’s lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah that Najib was shocked when told about the transfer.
“He was shocked and upset… he said somebody put the money in his accounts and that he did not even know about the transactions and wondered why these were done through Ihsan Perdana,” recalled Shamsul, who added that he felt that Najib’s reaction was genuine.
He also said that most of the corporate social responsibility programmes under Ihsan Perdana were Najib’s ideas and he had genuinely wanted to help alleviate the sufferings of the people.