Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for his SRC International Sdn Bhd trial. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 22 JANUARY 2020
Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for his SRC International Sdn Bhd trial. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 22 JANUARY 2020

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – The SRC International Sdn Bhd trial which entered its 72th day witnessed the prosecution questioning former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the million ringgit transactions in his personal accounts.

However, Najib the Member of Parliament of Pekan remained firm in his answer although he was bombarded with questions by Deputy Public Prosecutor, Datuk V Sithambaram on the deposit of RM42 million between 2014 and 2015.

The fund allegedly from SRC International was deposited into Najib’s Ambank personal account in stages of RM27 million, RM10 million and RM5 million.

Sithambaram: It is shocking to know that you have spent every sen from that money although you do not know its source.

Najib: I’ve told you, I didn’t know that the money belonged to SRC International (raising his voice).

Sithambaram: Do you know that on 26 December, RM27 million was deposited into your account?

Najib: No, I don’t know.

Sithambaram: But you spent all the money.

Najib: I thought that it was part of the funds for corporate social responsibility. I didn’t know that it was SRC International’s funds.

Sithambaram: RM27 million was deposited and you spent everything. Astonishing. How could you spend so much of money without knowing anything. It must be a coincidence.

Najib: I didn’t know that the money was from SRC International. I only knew about it later.

Sithambaram: You spent the RM5 million?

Najib: Yes, it’s true. But I didn’t know that it was SRC International’s money. I found out about it later.

Meanwhile, Sithambaram also listed the transactions which showe that the money belonged to SRC International was deposited through subsidiaries such as Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd and Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd into the personal accounts of Najib.

“Yes, but I didn’t know about the transactions at that time as I did not manage my accounts. I have never seen the bank statements.

“I also did not give any orders for the money to be deposited into my personal accounts. I did not know about those transactions,” Najib said. –MalaysiaGazette

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