KUALA LUMPUR — May 15, 2019: The account of Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of SRC International that was a corporate social responsibility vehicle, was used to deposit funds in transit before being transferred to other accounts.
The company’s managing director Datuk Dr. Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman claims to have been told of this by the project director of Yayasan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (YR1M) Dennis See Thuan Buan before RM40 million was deposited in the account.
Shamsul also claimed to have requested complete details from Dennis (See) but was not give any clarification.
He further testified that RM40 million was deposited in December 2014 but he did not know where that came from. Another RM5 million was deposited in February 2015 but again Shamsul was not aware where it came from.
Shamsul testified that RM27 million was transferred in December 2015 to the account of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at AmPrivate based on the request of YR1M chief executive officer Ung Su Ling.
“I also received instructions via email from Ung who requested that IPSB transfer RM40 million to the same account on December 24, 2014,” he said.
“I confirm that IPSB had never made any payment to Najib’s personal AmBank account. However, I still made the payment although I was not sure of the purpose because I was following the instructions of Ung and Dennis,” reported Bernama on Shamsul’s testimony.
According to Shamsul, he had asked then IPSB accounts manager Aishah Ghazali to check with the bank soon after the transfer was made but Aishah told him the bank could not release the information to a third party. His check with company director Datuk Abdul Aziz Ismail also came back with nothing.
Shamsul told lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah that he was remanded for four days by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in July 2015 in relation to investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad.