RM10.7 million given to 15 recipients through Najib’s accounts, court told

Former prime minister Najib Razak.

KUALA LUMPUR: A witness told the High Court today that RM10.7 million was given to two Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties as well as individuals and companies through two bank accounts belonging to Najib Razak.

AmIslamic Bank Bhd cheque processing manager Badrul Hisam Mohamed said SRC International Sdn Bhd also sent a cheque for RM20 million, and another for RM103,361.17, to Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd.

Badrul, the fifth witness in the case, said this during examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi.

Ihsan Perdana was reportedly formed for corporate social responsibility programmes by Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

All payments were made in 2015.

Although the prime minister’s name was not explicitly mentioned, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas revealed in his opening statement on April 3 that Najib had issued 15 personal cheques from his AmPrivate Banking accounts.

The 15 recipients were Vital Spire Sdn Bhd (RM140,000), Zulkarnain & Co (RM2.5 million), Centre for Strategic Engagement (RM300,000), Lim Soon Ping (RM238,914), ABX Transmasters Sdn Bhd (RM100,000), Sabah-based political party, Upko (RM1 million), Yayasan Penyayang Tun Abdul Razak (RM400,000), Solar Shine (RM1 million), Asmadi Abu Talip (RM50,000), Manisah Othman (RM13,800), Moz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (RM56,500), Badan Perhubungan Umno Pulau Pinang (RM1 million), Syadillah Enterprise (RM77,300), Johor Bahru Umno division (RM300,000) and legal firm Wan Aishah Mubarak (RM3.5 million).

Najib faces six charges of money laundering and criminal breach of trust in the transfer of RM42 million to his account from SRC International, a former unit of 1MDB.

He is also accused of abusing his power as prime minister by giving government guarantees on SRC International’s RM4 billion loan from Retirement Fund Inc.

The Pekan MP was charged with committing the offences at AmIslamic Bank Bhd in Jalan Raja Chulan and the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya between Aug 17, 2011, and Feb 10, 2015.