Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 54

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Half-day hearing starting in the afternoon.

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2.50pm: Court is in session with Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigating officer Senior Assistant Commissioner Rosli Hussain taking the stand.

DPP Suhaimi Ibrahim is going through Najib’s AmBank account statements for the witness to verify.

3.15pm: According to Rosli’s testimony, documents including transfer instructions, thermal receipt and emails were received from AmBank through three letters on May 1, May 31 and June 13, 2018.

The documents were related to, among others, transactions involving Najib’s ‘906’ and ‘898’ accounts, bank accounts of Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd, and Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd.

3.40pm: The court hears from Rosli that investigators could not find the original of a letter sent by Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil to AmBank in 2014.

He testifies that MACC could only obtain a copy of the letter, where Faisal as mandated person to operate Najib’s three AmBank accounts authorised Kee Kok Thiam to deposit cash into the accounts.

According to Rosli, AmBank had surrendered the copy of Faisal’s letter on Sept 18 last year, together with a note stating that the bank had surrendered its original to Bank Negara Malaysia on July 6, 2015.

Suhaimi: Do you know what happened on July 6, 2015?

Rosli: On July 6, 2015, Bank Negara had conducted seizure of documents from AmBank Jalan Raja Chulan

Suhaimi: So, when you received the letter (from AmBank) together with a copy of the document (Faisal’s letter), do you know where was the original?

Rosli: It was stated in the (AmBank’s) letter that the document was with Bank Negara Malaysia.

Suhaimi: Did you try to get the original?

Rosli: There were efforts to locate the original document but were futile, and we only have the copy from AmBank.

Suhaimi: Can you explain the efforts to obtain the original document?

Rosli: I have asked Assistant Superintendent Wong to find the document in AmBank, because from our checks on what we received from Bank Negara, we could not find the original. Our efforts failed.

4.19pm: Proceedings resume after a short break.

4.57pm: Rosli says that Affin Bank, which had the account of Ihsan Perdana, was issued an anti-money laundering notice by Bank Negara.

He tells Suhaimi this during the examination in chief, in relation to the notice under Section 37 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Under the Act, Section 37 states that an investigating officer may, via written notice, require a person to deliver documents or information, which he has reason to suspect has been used in the commission of an offence.

Rosli is answering questions from Suhaimi in regards to documents that he obtained in the course of the investigation into SRC.

5.10pm: Rosli says Najib did not deny when questioned by the MACC between 2015 and last year that it was his signatures on the bank account opening forms, the mandate letter authorising SRC International Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil to deal with Najib’s accounts, the cancellation of his credit cards, and cheques issued from his account.

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“Najib did not deny that it was his signatures on the documents,” Rosli says, adding that Najib had readily admitted to his signatures being on the bank documents when asked by MACC back then.

It was previously reported that the cheques run into millions of ringgit at times.

5.14pm: Rosli tells the court that the MACC took Najib’s statements about three times between 2015 and 2018.

5.41pm: Nazlan allows proceedings to be adjourned to 9am tomorrow, reminding Suhaimi that he has an hour to wrap it up.

Earlier reports:

Aug 14, SRC Trial Postponed as Najib Down with Sore Eyes

Aug 13, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 52

Aug 9, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 51

Aug 7, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 50

Aug 6, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 49

Aug 5, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 48

Aug 1, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 47

July 31, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 46

July 29, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 45

July 25, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 44

July 24, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 43 Vacated

July 23, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 42

July 22, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 41

July 18, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 40

July 17, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 39

July 16, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 38

July 15, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 37

July 11, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 36

July 10, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 35

July 9, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 34

July 8, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 33

July 3, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 32

July 3, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 31

July 1, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 30

June 20, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 29

June 19, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 28

June 18, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 27

June 17, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 26

June 14, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 25

June 13, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 24

June 12, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 23

June 11, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 22

June 10, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 21

May 28, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 20

May 27, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 19

May 15, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 18

May 14, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 17

May 9, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 16

May 8, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 15

May 7, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 14

May 7, Najib Fails in Second Bid to Remove Sri Ram as 1MDB Lead Prosecutor

May 7, Najib Signed Guarantee Letter for RM2B KWAP Loan to SRC, KWAP Rules Breached

May 6, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 13

May 2, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 12

May 2, RM1M Golden Handshake in Final Month as PM for Najib

Apr 30, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 11

Apr 29, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day 10

Apr 29, Court Throws Out Najib’s Application to Strike Out 7 SRC Charges, Trial to Go On

Apr 25, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day Nine

Apr 24, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day Eight

Apr 24, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day Seven

Apr 22, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day Six

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Apr 17, Najib’s SRC Trial: Day Four

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