Najib's SRC trial: RM14.5mil transferred into one of ex-PM's AmBank accounts

KUALA LUMPUR: Millions were circulated among Datuk Seri Najib Razak's various AmBank accounts, with RM14.5mil transferred into one account in particular, the High Court was told.

AmBank branch manager R. Uma Devi testified that account statements showed that the amount was transferred into account 211-202-2011898, which is under Najib's name.

The transactions occurred between July 8, 2014 and Feb 11, 2015, and came in three transactions of RM10mil, RM1mil and RM3.5mil.

She also confirmed on Thursday (April 25) that the accounts involved were all under Najib's name and were current accounts.

She identified a letter from then SRC International Sdn Bhd CEO Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, dated March 3, 2015, which instructed three of those accounts – 211-202-2011898, 211-202-2011880 and 211-202-2011906 – to be closed, with the money in those accounts to be moved into Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd's account.

Nik Faisal had been appointed by the former prime minister as an authorised personnel to manage his three bank accounts in AmBank.

Ihsan Perdana is the corporate social responsibility unit of 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.

On Aug 8, he appeared in court again for the second time and was charged with three counts of money laundering involving the same RM42mil.

The hearing before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali continues.

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