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Najib Trial: Affin Bank probed for Ihsan Perdana’s deals

Najib Trial: Affin Bank probed for Ihsan Perdana’s deals

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s financial intelligence department analyst Nizam Yahya told the court today that he served Affin Bank Berhad with a notice under Section 37 (1) of Amlatfa on July 6, 2015 to obtain bank documents related to SRC International subsidiary Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd.

Section 37(1) empowers an investigating officer to obtain property, documents and information via written notice. Failure to comply is an offence liable with a fine of RM 3 million and five years in jail and if the case is of continuing offence, there would be an additional fine of RM3,000 per day.

International news media, The Wall Street Journal had in 2015 reported that SRC International transferred RM40 million to its subsidiary Gandingan Mentari on Dec 24, 2014 which was transferred to Ihsan Perdana.

Of this amount, RM32 million found its way into two Ambank private bank accounts two days later purportedly belonging to Najib, in two tranches of RM27 million and RM5 million for CSR programmes.

Nizam said that he received information from the account opening forms; specimen signature forms; list of authorised signatories; customer due dilligence forms and account statements of Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd’s three current accounts.

Earlier today, the KL High Court heard from Bank Negara investigation officer Azizul Adzani Abdul Ghafar on the central bank’s double raid on Ambank four years ago.

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