MACC office is haunted, says 1MDB witness to laughter in court

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Day 5 of the 1MDB trial saw a lighthearted moment in court when witness Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin told the court that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office was haunted.

The revelation came during Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's cross-examination of Amhari, who is the former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Shafee, who is counsel to the former prime minister, was asking Amhari whether he was detained by MACC.

Shafee: Were you locked up? In a proper lock-up?

Amhari: Yes.

Shafee: How was your bed?

Amhari: They treated me well. I slept well, (but) on the floor. But the end (of the hall) was a bit haunted. (Hujung berhantu sikit.)

This prompted laughter in the court.

Najib, 66, is facing four charges of having used his position to obtain gratification totalling RM2.3bil from 1MDB funds and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same money.

He faces imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of up to five times the sum or value of the gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.

The hearing continues before Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah in the afternoon.

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