Maybank officer confirms RM100mil transfer from Felda to subsidiary

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  • Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): An assistant manager of the Jalan Raja Muda Maybank branch here told the High Court on Wednesday (Oct 9) that there was a transfer of RM100mil from Felda to its subsidiary, Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FICSB), in May 2015.

Khursiah Md Taib, 46, confirmed this when reading out her witness statement on the third day of the trial of former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad for criminal breach of trust and corruption involving more than RM3mil.

The sixth prosecution witness confirmed that there was a withdrawal transaction of RM97,993,061.23 from FICSB on May 29,2015.

"I confirm that FICSB applied for a transfer of RM97,993,061.23 from its Maybank current account to a Maybank account belonging to Gegasan Abadi Properties Sdn Bhd (GAP) on May 28,2015.

"The application form for the Maybank remittance was signed by Aznam Shahuddin and Datuk Dr Omar Salim (through the signature at the bottom of the Maybank remittance application form) as the persons authorised by FICSB to sign documents related to its financial administration, ” he added.

Khursiah also confirmed that a Maybank cheque in the name of FICSB for RM2,312,889.71 was paid to GAP account on Oct 29,2015.

Earlier, the fifth prosecution witness, former Felda director-general Datuk Hanapi Suhada, 62, had told the High Court that Mohd Isa ordered him to expedite a payment of RM100mil to FICSB for it to pay GAP for the purchase of Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites (MPHS) in Kuching, Sarawak.

FICSB bought MPHS for RM160mil in 2015.

Meanwhile, the seventh prosecution witness, Kuching Maybank branch assistant manager Yeo Haw Yong, 54, confirmed that GAP was its customer.

On Dec 14,2018, Mohd Isa pleaded not guilty to one count of breach of trust, and nine counts of receiving bribes amounting to more than RM3 million.

The offences were allegedly committed at Menara Felda, Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC between April 29,2014, and Dec 11,2015.

The hearing continues on Monday.

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