I could sense there was enough money in my bank accounts: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told the High Court yesterday he had a ‘sense’ there was enough money in his bank accounts that he kept issuing cheques even without knowing the exact balance in these accounts.

Najib, 66, said he would only ask his former principal private secretary, the late Datuk Azlin Alias to check with SRC International Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil regarding the balance in his accounts.

“Nik Faisal and Azlin did not tell me the exact balance left in the accounts and I had never contacted Nik Faisal directly even though he was the mandate holder for my accounts,” he said during cross-examination by ad-hoc prosecutor, Datuk V Sithambaram.

In response to this, Sithambaram said nobody issued cheques without knowing the exact balance in the account, furthermore it was done by Najib who held the Finance Minister position at that time.

Further questioned by Sithambaram, the Pekan Member of Parliament (MP) reiterated that he believed the monies in his bank accounts ending with 880, 898 and 906 came from a donation by an Arab royal family.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. PHOTO: BERNAMA