PETALING JAYA: Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has alleged that former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz knew about the RM2.6bil in his bank account prior to GE13, but did not question about it.
“If Bank Negara is in the know of these funds and they had an inkling or some knowledge that there could be some doubts about the source of the funds, I expected them to tell me.
“But nothing of that sort happened. So I assumed all along that it was fine,” he was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini during an interview.
Asked if she had raised any red flags over the matter, Najib said: “No, there was no comeback from BNM. I assumed everything was fine.”
Reports by The Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report in 2015, had claimed that US$681mil (RM2.6bil) from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), were transferred to Najib’s account prior to GE13.
However, Najib had reiterated that the RM2.6bil was a donation from the Saudi royal family.
He also maintained that RM2.5bil (US$620mil) of the total amount had been returned to the donor after GE13.