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Bank manager confirms Shahrir received RM1mil cheque from Najib


Former Felda chairman Shahrir Samad is charged with money laundering by not stating his real income in the 2013 income tax return form. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: A bank manager told the High Court here that former Felda chairman Shahrir Samad received a cheque for RM1 million from former prime minister Najib Razak nine years ago.

AmBank (M) Bhd – Jalan Raja Chulan branch manager R Uma Devi, 43, who appeared as the prosecution’s 12th witness, said the cheque was issued by Najib to Shahrir on Nov 27, 2013 and it was cleared the next day.

She was testifying during examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Rasyidah Murni Azmi in the case of former Johor Bahru MP Shahrir, who is charged with money laundering by not stating his real income in the 2013 income tax return form.

The act is a violation of Section 113(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

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Shahrir is said to have received the RM1 million, believed to be from unlawful activities, from Najib through a cheque.

“Based on Datuk Seri Najib’s bank statement, the balance as of Nov 30, 2013 was RM36,922,068.26.

“On Nov 28, 2013 there was a withdrawal of RM1 million from the account,” Uma Devi said.

However, she said Najib’s bank account, which was opened on July 31, 2013, was closed on March 9, 2015 with no reason stated for the closure.

“The balance in the said account and the balance of RM103,361.17 from two other accounts that belonged to Najib were withdrawn through a cheque issued to Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd,” she said.

Shahrir is alleged to have committed the offence at the LHDN Duta Branch, Government Office Complex, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim here on April 25, 2014.

The charge, framed under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, provides a maximum fine of RM5 million, or imprisonment of up to five years, or both, if found guilty.

Judge Jamil Hussin fixed Sept 5 for the next hearing. - FMT

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