Najib shocked, upset over RM42 million in his account

Najib shocked, upset over RM42 million in his account

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was shocked and upset over the transfer of RM42 million into two of his AmIslamic bank accounts, testified Ihsan Perdana managing director Dr Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman based on his meeting with him in 2015.

The meeting took place after Anwar Sulaiman was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for a few days.

He revealed this while being questioned by lead defence counsel, Muhammad Shafee Adullah.

Shafee: When you went to see Najib and told the story (about the remand and questioning by MACC), what was Najib’s reaction?

Shamsul: He was shocked about someone putting money into his accounts. He did not even know who put the money, (or) why it was done through my company (Ihsan Perdana). He was very upset, and I apologised to him. The last company that transferred the money was my company. If only I had known the source of the funds.

Shafee: You testified in court that you were only following instructions (to transfer the RM42 million into Najib’s two accounts)?

Shamsul: I did not (have dishonest intentions). My conscience is clear. The money all this while (that passed through Ihsan Perdana to other accounts) was for CSR. My belief was that it was for a good purpose.

Shafee: Was Najib’s reaction genuine?

Shamsul: He was genuinely shocked.

Earlier on Shamsul told deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi and the court that Najib did not tell him to report the matter to the police or MACC.

Ihsan Perdana is a company formed to conduct CSR activities under the Najib administration.  Najib is facing trial over misappropriation of funds from SRC International amounting to RM42 million.

He is facing a power abuse charge, three criminal breach of trust charges and three money laundering charges.

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