1MDB trial: Najib issued 46 cheques worth RM10.3mil to Umno divisions among others, court told

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak issued 46 cheques amounting to RM10.3mil for payments to various parties including former deputy ministers, Umno divisions, foundations and companies throughout 2011, the High Court heard.

R. Uma Devi, who is the AmBank (M) Bhd Jalan Raja Chulan branch manager, said this during her testimony at the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial here on Monday (Sept 12).

The 37th prosecution witness was referring to a document on the former prime minister's bank account ending 694 by Deputy Public Prosecutor Najwa Bistamam.

According to the document, among the recipients of the cheques were former transport deputy minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi who received RM100,000 and former international trade and industry deputy minister Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan who received RM200,000.

Among the Umno divisions that received the cheques were Umno Bandar Tun Razak and Umno Indera Mahkota, which received RM200,000 each.

Payments through cheques were also made to several companies, namely Jakel Trading (RM360,000), Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia Bhd (RM966,000), Semarak Konsortium Satu Sdn Bhd (RM2.2mil), ORB Solutions Sdn Bhd (RM2.45mil) and Shangri- La Hotel Kuala Lumpur (RM395,782).

The Tun Rahah Foundation received a RM2mil pay cheque.

The same witness also testified that Najib received interests amounting to RM1.25mil through payments that were credited into his accounts in 11 transactions between February and December 2011.

Uma Devi said the interests for 2011 were paid in different amounts each time depending on the bank balance each month.

Najib, 69, is facing four charges of using his position to obtain bribes totalling RM2.28bil from 1MDB funds and 21 charges of money laundering involving the same amount.

The hearing resumes before Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah on Tuesday (Sept 13).

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1MDB , Najib Razak , bribery , Uma Devi , Umno


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