KUALA LUMPUR — April 16, 2019: A Bank Negara Malaysia manager told the court today that he had not received specific instructions to obtain documents relating to the transactions of six bank accounts belonging to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, SRC International Sdn. Bhd. and several other companies.
According to Azizul Adzani Abdul Ghafar,during a raid at an Ambank branch in July 2015, he had only asked for all files relating to the investigation but branch manager R. Uma Devi gave him detailed transaction documents of the six accounts 10 hours after the raid was completed.
He informed the court he did not receive instructions to obtain other specific transaction documents belonging to Najib, SRC International and several other companies.
The witness said he only told Uma Devi to submit relevant documents before the latter handed over the transaction documents of the six accounts.
Najib, 66, faces three counts of criminal breach of trust, one charge of misuse and three counts of money laundering involving RM42 million of SRC International funds.
He is charged with committing the offences between August 2011 and February 2015.
Najib’s lawyer Harvinderjit Singh submitted to the court several additional documents on banking transactions amounting to RM94.7 million involving SRC International and Gandingan Mentari Sdn. Bhd. which the court accepted as defence exhibits.
The court was also told that nearly US$15 million was deposited by Aabar Investment PJS Limited from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, into SRC International’s account.
Azizul Adzani confirmed the transaction was done on April 2, 2015.
A BNM analyst also told that Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd.’s banking documents, obtained from Affin Bank, were in his possession for almost three years before he handed them to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission last year. — Bernama