Another RM14.5mil in Najib’s name

KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank branch manager R. Uma Devi testified that account statements showed that the amount was transferred into account 2112022011898, which is under Najib’s name.

Some RM14.5mil was credited into a bank account belonging to Datuk Seri Najib Razak whilst millions were circulated among his various AmBank accounts, the High Court heard.

 “I confirm RM10mil was transferred into the account on July 8, 2014, RM1mil was deposited on July 23, 2014, and RM3.5mil was transferred on Feb 11, 2015,” she said.

The witness was asked to confirm the Ambank account statement referred to by DPP Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim during examination-­in-chief yesterday.

To additional questions by ad hoc prosecutor Datuk V. Sithambaram, Uma Devi said Najib did not file any record or notification to the bank regarding any errors, irregularities, discrepancy, unauthorised withdrawal and fraudulent transactions.

The 21st witness said there were no records of Najib taking any action against the bank for wrongful or unauthorised transactions.

When asked on the purpose for issuing statements by the bank, Uma Devi said it was for customers to check their transactions on a monthly basis, and if there were any irregularities the customer could come back to the bank within 14 days.

Earlier, she was shown four mandate letters given to Nik Faisal by Najib, and another letter was Nik Faisal acknowledging the mandate letters.

During cross-examination by Najib’s counsel Harvinderjit Singh, Uma Devi agreed with a suggestion that the bank would hold the money during a transaction if compliance was not adhered to.

To another question, the witness said account holders were liable to the transactions involving their bank accounts even if the holders did not receive bank statements. She said the liability was in the terms of contract between customers and the bank.

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