KUALA LUMPUR — Aug. 22, 2019: A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigating officer confirmed in court today that RM642 million was transferred from the Saudi Arabia finance ministry and Prince Faisal Turki into a personal bank account of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
The amount from Turki was about RM399 million and the balance from the ministry.
When asked by Najib’s lawyer Harvinderjit Singh on the requirement from MACC for AmBank to first check with it before allowing Najib access to his bank documents, MACC investigator Rosli Husain replied that this was decided on his initiative and not based on law.
Najib is facing several charges pertaining to RM42 million from SRC International Sdn. Bhd., at one time a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Rosli however disagreed with Harvinderjit’s suggestion that he gave that instruction so that the defence could not proceed with the case.
He further disagreed with the lawyer’s suggestion that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho alias Jho Low and friends had an interest in money from SRC International, asserting that only Najib had an interest there.
But Rosli also said that the Interpol red alert issued against Low and former SRC International CEO Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil was for alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of SRC funds .
Images sent to several countries also stated that Jho Low and Nik Faisal were suspects in the embezzlement of SRC funds. — Bernama