Jho Low’s influence over Najib’s Ambank accounts revealed

Jho Low’s influence over Najib’s Ambank accounts revealed

KUALA LUMPUR: Ambank’s former relationship manager Joanne Yu Ging Ping testified in court on the influence that fugitive businessman Jho Low had over former premier, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bank accounts.  He even created code words for certain fund transfer into Najib’s accounts such as Eagle 27.

Jho Low called the shots in the transfer of RM10 million from SRC International’s subsidiary Gandingan Mentari to Ihsan Perdana, in order to go into Najib’s AmBank account ending with the number 880 in Feb 2015. 

Harvinderjit: What we can reflect, Jho Low was calling the shots, with Ung Su Ling working in tandem. They arrange RM10 million out of Gandingan Mentari and put in Ihsan Perdana, to transfer to the 880 account?

Yu: Yes.

Ung is former Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia CEO while Geh is former 1MDB executive finance director.

Jho Low also arranged an RM10 million transfer from Ihsan Perdana to Najib’s AmBank account to prevent previously issued cheques from bouncing, Yu said.

Harvinderjit: The money was to regularise (Najib’s account ending with the number 880) for cheques already issued, including the (RM3.5 million) cheque to (law firm) Hafarizam (Wan & Aisha Mubarak)?

Yu: That and several others that came after.

Harvinderjit: The money was not to clear future cheques but cheques already issued?

Yu: Yes.

Jho Low used the term “Eagle 27” to refer to a transfer of RM27 million from SRC International and finally to Najib Abdul Razak’s AmBank current account ending with the number 880, said Yu.

Harvinderjit: Eagle 27, (stands) for RM27 million transferred from Permai Binaraya to the 880 account?

Yu: Yes.

Harvinderjit: The RM27 million was from Permai Binaraya’s Maybank account to the 880 account, and that originated from Putra Perdana Construction, which itself originated from the RM35 million that Terence Geh took out of SRC on July 8, 2014?

Yu: Yes.

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