No need for Najib to file report, court told

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  • Thursday, 24 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak did not need to lodge a police report over the RM42mil found in his bank accounts as the relevant agencies were already investigating the matter, the High Court heard.

Lawyer Harvinderjit Singh, in his submission, said various agencies investigated the bank accounts after Sarawak Report exposed the matter in July 2015.

“After the report was published, the matter became public. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, police, Attorney General’s Chambers and Bank Negara investigated Najib’s accounts on July 6, 2015.“By July, every investigating body was looking into the matter. Where was the need for a report?” he said.

In earlier court testimonies, it was said that the RM42mil was deposited into Najib’s bank accounts in three transactions between December 2014 and February 2015.

On Tuesday, ad hoc prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaram submitted that Najib should have taken action when he found the RM42mil in his bank accounts.

“He should have sued the bank for unlawful deposit of said sum, which may well amount to his account being used for money laundering.“The shock the accused suffered should have translated into a police report being lodged to show his outrage of unauthorised monies being paid into his account,” he said.

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