‘MACC is blocking our access to Ambank’

‘MACC is blocking our access to Ambank’

KUALA LUMPUR: The defence counsels of former premier Najib Razak led by Muhammad Shaffee Abdullah and Harvinderjit Singh complained to the judge that the MACC blocked Najib and his lawyers’ access to obtain documents related to Najib’s now closed Ambank accounts.

The bank had been providing the defence team with documents for about 18 months prior to the move by MACC.

“These documents we are obliged and entitled to. The account holder is always entitled to documents when the account is either ongoing or has been closed […] to know what had been transacted.

“(There is) no basis for MACC to either hog this or do this. They can’t do this, because this is my client’s account,” Shafee said in reference to the Ambank account.

He claimed that the order was given by a MACC investigating officer identified as Rosli.

The defence told the judge that they have also sent an email on the matter for the court to decide. The prosecution countered on the basis that they only received the complaint this afternoon.

Earlier today the court heard that Ihsan Perdana, the corporate social responsibility company transferred almost the entire amount of RM50 million into Najib’s Ambank account.

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