KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The public prosecutor today called Malayan Banking Bhd KL Main Branch assistant branch manager Halijah Abdul Wahab to the High Court to verify a series of transactions involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and SRC International Sdn Bhd.
Halijah was called in as the 31st prosecution witness today, as three accounts belonging to Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd (PPC), Putra Perdana Development Sdn Bhd (PPD) and Permai Binaraya Sdn Bhd (PBR), were opened at her branch.
For most of the examination-in-chief session by deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Sulaiman Kho, Halijah verified a total of 16 transactions involving the above-mentioned parties over eight days — in July, August, December 2014, and January 2015.
The transactions that were verified today are as follows:
July 8, 2014
Undisclosed source transferred RM35 million to PPC.
PPC transferred RM35 million to PBR.
PBR transferred RM27 million to Najib’s AmPrivate Banking-1MY (211-202-201188-0) account.
July 14, 2014
Undisclosed source transferred RM105 million to PPC account.
PPC then transferred RM105 million to PPD account.
PBR also transferred RM5 million to PPD account.
Aug 8, 2014
Undisclosed source transferred RM30 million to PPC.
Aug 11, 2014
PPC transferred RM30 million to PPD.
Dec 11, 2014
Undisclosed source transferred RM140 million to PPD
Dec 12, 2014
PPD transferred RM140 million to PPC in two tranches (first RM110 million, second RM30 million).
PPC transferred RM140 million to SRC.
Dec 29, 2014
An AmPrivate Banking account (no disclosure on account number) transferred RM5 million to PPC.
An AmPrivate Banking account (no disclosure on account number) transferred RM27 million to PBR.
Jan 7, 2015
PPC transferred RM3 million to PBR.
PBR transferred RM30 million to SRC.
After verifying these transactions, DPP Kho asked Halijah whether any objection was raised by any of these parties towards these transactions, to which the witness said no objection was raised.
Kho then completed his examination-in-chief, after which lead defence counsel Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah began his cross examination.
Shafee requested that Halijah produce samples of the signatories' signature for the opening of the accounts for PPC, PPD and PBR.
The witness said she will be able to obtain them today and present them to the Court tomorrow.
Shafee then requested to continue the cross-examination tomorrow after Halijah obtained the sample signatures.
Justice Nazlan ordered the proceedings to be adjourned today, and resume at 8.45am tomorrow.