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Documents seized from AmBank given to case investigating officer - BNM Manager

Last update: 15/04/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 (Bernama) -- A Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) manager told the High Court here today that he submitted documents that were seized from Ambank branch at Jalan Raja Chulan in connection with the investigation of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s case to the case investigating officer.

Azizul Adzani Abdul Ghafar said he submitted the documents, eight in all, to Ahmad Farhan Sharifuddin on July 7, 2015, a day after the documents were seized from the bank.

The documents comprised four Ambank accounts belonging to Najib, three documents on SRC Sdn Bhd’s account and one on Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd account.

During examination-in chief by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, the national bank manager, who is the second prosecution witness, he also submitted the form on the search list to Ahmad Farhan.

Suhaimi : After receiving the documents from (Jalan Raja Chulan Ambank branch manager) R.Uma Devi , did you hand them over to anyone?

Azizul Adzani : No

Suhaimi : What did you do after getting the documents?

Azizul Adzani : I handed them over to the case investigating officer, Ahmad Farhan, a day after.

Suhaimi : Were there other documents you handed over to Ahmad Farhan?

Azizul Adzani : I also gave him the form on the search list, as well as the documents that were seized.

Suhaimi : You, as the appointed officer, for the record, can you issue the appointment card, and read again the appointment.

Azizul Adzani: This is to inform that Azizul Adzani Abdul Ghafar is a Bank Negara Malaysia officer who has been given the power, function and purpose under the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013, Anti- Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act and a few other laws issued by BNM on June 30, 2017.

After Suhaimi completed his examination-in-chief on Azizul Adzani, lawyer Harvinderjit Singh, representing Najib, requested for a short adjournment to study and arrange the documents before the defence re-examined the witness.

Following which, the court adjourned proceeding for more than an hour and when proceeding resumed, deputy public prosecutor Datuk V.Sithambaram informed the court that the prosecution needed time to make copies and arrange the documents according to index, saying that until 4.15 pm, they were able to complete three documents.

Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali the adjourned hearing to 9 am tomorrow.

Najib, 66, is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one charge of abusing his position and three counts of money laundering over SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.

The Pekan MP, who is also the sixth Prime Minister, was charged with committing the offence at AmIslamic Bank Berhad in Jalan Raja Chulan and the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya between August 17, 2011, and Feb 10, 2015.


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