KUALA LUMPUR — April 18, 2019: An AmBank manager confirmed in his testimony today that Penang Umno and also the party’s Johor Bharu division received RM1 million and RM300,000 respectively through Ambank cheques belonging to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2015.
According to the bank’s senior manager (cheque processing centre), Badrul Hisam Mohamad, 13 other cheques were issued between January 30 and February 26, 2015.
They were for Zulqarnain & Co (RM2.5 million), Solar Dhine Sdn. Bhd. (RM1 million), Centre of Strategic Engagement Sdn. Bhd. (RM300,000), Vital Spire Sdn Bhd (RM240,000), Lim Soon Peng (RM238,914), ABS Trend Master Sdn. Bhd. (RM100,000), Syadilah Enterprise (RM77,300), MOZ Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (RM56,500), Asmadi Abu Talip (RM50,000) and Manisah Othman (RM13,800).
Badrul Hisam was testifying on the fifth day of the trial of Najib’s case for alleged misappropriation of SRC International Sdn. Bhd. funds totaling RM42 million.
He also confirmed that a cheque for RM3.5 million which was deposited into the account of Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak and two other cheques issued by SRC International to Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd. for RM20 million and RM103,361.17 in December 2014 and March 2015.
Najib, 66, is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one charge of abusing his position and three counts of money laundering over SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million. — Bernama