Bank account with funds for Najib's bail frozen


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 07 Jul 2018

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PETALING JAYA: A Pekan Umno division bank account set up to collect funds for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's bail has been frozen.

The "Pejabat YAB Ahli Parlimen Pekan" Facebook page posted that the account, set up to assist the former prime minister's legal costs and bail has been frozen.

"Transactions cannot be performed. Those who want to continue donating by cash can do so by calling the numbers below," the post said.

Meanwhile, the Malay Mail quoted the division's Wanita chief Datuk Zalmah Abdul Rahman as saying that she realised the account was frozen at 7am Saturday (July 7).

Meanwhile, "Solidarity With Najib Razak" spokesman Datuk Mohd Razlan Muhammad Rafii who set up the "Free Najib" fund, said that the another account under the name "Belia Berkhidmat" was still operating.

"It will be open until noon on Monday," he said on Twitter.

As of 5pm on Friday, Mohd Razlan said the fund had RM137,626 in a bank account and RM86,282 in cash.

Razlan, who is also Seputeh Umno vice-chairman, set up the fund on Thursday.

On Wednesday (July 4), former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Rzazak was charged with misusing his position as a government official to receive an RM42mil bribe as inducement to provide a sovereign guarantee on behalf of the Malaysian Government for a loan of RM4bil from government pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) to SRC International Sdn Bhd.

He was also charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), allegedly committed during his former capacity as prime minister, finance minister and advisor emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted with the RM4bil.

Najib pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Bail was allowed for Najib and set at RM1mil in cash in two sureties.

Payment of the bail was allowed to be made in two instalments and Najib left the court complex after paying RM500,000 with the remainder to be paid on Monday (July 9).

Najib also had to surrender both his passports.

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