KUALA LUMPUR — July 18, 2019: A former top executive at AmBank has confirmed that millions of dollars were placed into the account of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak several years ago but although he knew a substantial portion was going to be returned to the donor, he was never officially informed about it.
According to former former group managing director Cheah Tek Kuang, he never received any letter from Najib to inform about his desire to return US$620 million to the donor in 2013, reported Bernama.
Cheah: “I knew Najib wanted to return US$620 million to its sender in 2013… I knew this through Ambank relationship manager Joanna Yu who contacted me for assistance to get quick approval from the central bank.
When re-examined by prosecutor Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, Cheah reaffirmed thehis testimony yesterday that he was with Najib when the former signed all three account opening forms at his home in Langgak Duta.
Najib, 66, is facing charges of criminal breach of trust, abusing his position and also money laundering involving SRC International funds amounting to RM42 million.