Maybank Says Document for Fund Transfer to Azmin Is Fake

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Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has clarified that the fund transfer advise document being circulated online, which alleged a transfer of US$741,440 (about RM3.1 million) to minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s account, was forged.

A picture of the so-called ‘international fund transfer advise’, which has gone viral on social media, showed a Maybank money transfer on December 19, 2017, to Azmin from UEM Group Berhad. The engineering conglomerate has denied making such a transfer.

“The ‘fund transfer advise document’ which is being circulated online was not issued by the bank and the Maybank account number indicated therein is an invalid one,” a Maybank spokesperson said today.

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“As the document bearing Maybank’s mark appears to be a forged document, Maybank is taking the necessary action to protect its interests,” the person added.

Yesterday, UEM Group Bhd also shot down claims that it was involved in the transfer.

“UEM Group Bhd would like to state on record that it does not have an account at Maybank KL Main branch, neither does it have an account with the alleged account number as claimed by various social media sites,” it said in a brief statement.

To clear its name, UEM Group had lodged a police report and is ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities, it added.