KUALA LUMPUR: A former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) analyst today denied “colluding” with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) when preparing a money trail report showing the flow of 1MDB funds into former prime minister Najib Razak’s bank account.
Adam Ariff Roslan told the court he was seconded to MACC to assist the anti-graft agency in tracing the movement of funds which originated from 1MDB.
He insisted that funds ended up in Najib’s bank account, and denied that MACC’s investigating officer Nur Aida Arifin told him to “lie” in his report.
Despite subsequently joining MACC in 2018, Adam disagreed with lawyer Shafee Abdullah that his analysis was “partial”.
However, he admitted that there were no documents to suggest that Najib was involved in approving transactions of 1MDB funds to other entities.
Najib is standing trial on 25 charges of abuse of power and money laundering over alleged 1MDB funds amounting to RM2.28 billion deposited in his AmBank accounts between February 2011 and December 2014.
The hearing before Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah continues on Dec 15.