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Maybank KL branch assistant manager verifies transactions involving Najib and SRC International

KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): The public prosecutor yesterday 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 yesterday, 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 yesterday were 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 would be able to obtain them yesterday and present them to the Court today.

Shafee then requested to continue the cross-examination today after Halijah obtained the sample signatures.

Justice Nazlan ordered the proceedings to be adjourned yesterday, and resume at 8.45am today.

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