RM14.5 million transferred into Najib’s personal account: Ambank manager

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Malaysian High Court yesterday was told that RM14.5 million was transferred into an account of AmPrivate Banking -Y1MY owned by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak between July 2014 and February 11, 2015.

Jalan Raja Chulan Ambank Branch Manager R Uma Devi, 40, when reading out her witness statement said the money was transferred into AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY account number 211-202-2011898 belonging to Najib.

“I confirm RM10 million was transferred into the account on July 8, 2014, RM1 million was deposited on July 23, 2014 and RM3.5 million was transferred on February 11, 2015,” she said when asked to confirm the Ambank Account Statement referred to by Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim.

On Wednesday, Uma Devi revealed RM64 million was transferred into Najib’s AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY with account number 211-202-201188-0 between July 8 2014 and February 10, 2015.

Uma Devi, who has been working in Ambank since March 5 2012, also confirmed the account opening form for an account in the name of Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Haji Abdul Razak on July 31, 2013 and the name of the account holder was placed as AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY as the main name followed by the name Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Haji Abdul Razak.

The 21st prosecution witness who continued her statement yesterday also found an instruction letter by Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil dated June 23, 2014 entitled ‘Transfer Instruction’ and confirmed that the instruction letter to Ambank was to transfer RM3 million from the Ambank account number 211-202-201188-0 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY account) owned by Najib.

Malaysian former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his way out after the court stopped the proceedings yesterday morning. – BERNAMA

“The letter of instruction ordered Ambank to transfer RM1 million from the RM3 million into account 211-202-2011898 and the remaining RM2 million transferred into account 211-202-201190-6 ( AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY account),” she said on the ninth day of hearing on the case of former prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak relating to SRC International funds amounting to RM42 million.

Uma Devi said there was a letter of instruction from Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil (former SRC International Sdn Bhd chief executive officer) dated July 8, 2014 to transfer RM20 million from Ambank account 211-202-201188-0 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY account) belonging to Najib.

“The letter of instruction also ordered Ambank to transfer RM10 million from RM20 million into Ambank account 211-202-2011898 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY),” she said.

The witness said there were transfers of money from Ambank account 211-202-2011898 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY) owned by Najib between August 2014 and February 11, 2015.

Uma Devi also testified to a letter of instruction by Nik Faisal dated August 21, 2014 to transfer RM10 million from Ambank account 211-202-2011898 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY) owned by Najib.

“The letter of instruction ordered Ambank to deposit RM10 million into account number 211-202-2011906 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY),” she said.

The witness also established a letter of instruction by the same individual dated August 28, 2014 ordering Ambank to transfer RM1 million from AmBank account number 211-202-2011898 (AmPrivate Banking-Y1MY) owned by Najib.