Najib maxed out his platinum cards, no complaints

Najib maxed out his platinum cards, no complaints

KUALA LUMPUR: Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak had Mastercard Platinum and Visa Platinum credit cards have a combined limit of RM3 million, but he used the cards beyond the limits within six months between the months of Aug 2014 and Jan 2015.

AmBank vice-president Yeoh Eng Leong from the retail banking fraud management division that the Mastercard Platinum was used for eight transactions amounting to more than RM2.86 million at a Swiss jeweller and watch brand retailer in Italy called De Grisogono on Aug 8, 2014.

The same card was also used for a hotel stay at Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, amounting to RM127,017.46.

The Visa Platinum was used, among others, to spend RM466,330.11 at a Chanel store in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec 22, 2014.

The credit card debts were paid with money transferred from an AmBank account ending with 880 belonging to Najib.

Najib also did not lodge a complaint over the expenditure of a total of RM3.2 million, said Yeoh when cross examined by deputy public prosecutor Budiman Lutfi Mohamed.

Earlier AmBank remittance transfer (Rentas) unit manager Wedani Senen told the court that  nearly RM50 million was credited into the same AmBank account from overseas bank accounts belonging to Blackrock Commodities (Global) Limited and Vista Equity International Partners companies.