KUALA LUMPUR: Cheques worth more than RM25mil were issued by accounts suspected to be linked to former prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and SRC International Sdn Bhd, the High Court was informed.
AmBank cheque processing centre senior manager Badrul Hisham Mohamad, 42, verified the 17 cheques, confirming it had been cashed in successfully.
The cheques were issued through four Ambank accounts: 2022011906, 2022011898, 0211600100 and SRC International Sdn Bhd.
The bulk of the cheques issued were by account 2022011906, including:
1. Vital Spire Sdn Bhd for RM240,000 on Jan 30, 2015.
2. Zulqarnain & Co for RM2.5mil on Feb 2, 2015.
3. Centre for Strategic Engagement, for RM300,000 on Feb 8, 2015.
4. Lim Soon Peng for RM238,914 on Feb 12, 2015.
5. ABS Trend master Sdn Bhd for RM100,000 on Feb 12, 2015.
6. Upko for RM1mil on Feb 13, 2015.
7. Trustees of Rumah Penyayang Tun Abdul Razak for RM400,000 on Feb 12, 2015.
8. Solar Shine Sdn Bhd for RM1mil on Feb 17, 2015.
9. Asmadi Abu Talib for RM50,000 on Feb 12, 2015.
10. Manisah Othman for RM13,800 on Feb 12, 2015.
11. Moz (M) Sdn Bhd for RM56,500 on Feb 12, 2015.
12. Badan Perhubungan Umno Negeri Pulau Pinang for RM1mil on Feb 26, 2015.
13. Syadilah Enterprise for RM77,300 on Feb 24.
14. Umno Bahagian Johor Bharu for RM300,000 on Feb 26, 2015.
Upko is believed to refer to the Sabah political party, United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation, which left the Sabah Barisan National coalition a day after the 2018 General Elections.
The accounts 2022011898 issued a cheque worth RM3.5mil to Hafarizam Wan Aisha Mubarak on Jan 21, 2015; and account 0211600100 issued a cheque worth RM103,351.17 to Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd on March 9, 2015.
SRC International issued the single largest cheque, also to Ihsan Perdana, for RM20mil on Dec 12, 2014.
During a recess, DPP Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi told reporters that only the account belonging to SRC International identified the issuer, and that the other account's owners had not been adduced in court yet.
Badrul Hisham was the fifth prosecution witness in the Najib's corruption trial.
The former premier and finance minister faces seven charges involving RM42mil belonging to SRC International.
On July 4 last year, Najib claimed trial to a charge of abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) linked to the 1MDB scandal.
He allegedly misappropriated RM42mil in funds belonging to SRC International.
On Aug 8, 2018, he appeared in court again for the second time and was charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same RM42mil.
The trial continues before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali on Thursday (April 18) afternoon.