By DIN JERMAN
KUALA LUMPUR — Two Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s AmIslamic bank accounts, codename, “AmPrivateBanking-MR” and “AmPrivateBanking-1MY”, had received a total of US$731 million and £9.45 million in 12 transactions from overseas account from 2011 to 2014, the High Court was told, reported Malay Mail yesterday.
This was confirmed by AmBank’s SWIFT unit manager Wedani Senen while testifying as the 29th prosecution witness in Najib’s trial over the misappropriation of more than RM2 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.
Wedani had verified five of the 12 transactions last week.
Yesterday, Wedani verified the remaining seven of 12 transactions where money had flowed into Najib’s accounts from 2013 to 2014, including a US$61 million sum from Tanore’s Falcon Private Banking account via the Wells Fargo Bank’s New York branch to Najib’s “AmPrivateBanking-MR” on March 25, 2013 (or more precisely, US$60,999,988 after US$12 of bank charges are deducted).
Wedani also confirmed an August 21, 2013 letter from Najib to AmIslamic Bank’s Jalan Raja Chulan branch manager, instructing for money to be transferred out from his “AmPrivateBanking-MR” account to Tanore’s Falcon Private Bank account in Singapore with the number “8550299001”, Malay Mail stated.
Naijb’s 1MDB trial before High Court judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah.