Najib Was Shocked And Sad After Finding RM42 Million In His AmBank Accounts

The former premier's reaction was "genuine", according to a court witness earlier today, 29 May.

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Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak was genuinely shocked and upset after finding RM42 million in his AmBank accounts, according to a court witness earlier today, 29 May

Free Malaysia Today reported that the revelation was uncovered during a cross-examination by Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah in the High Court today. 

It is the 20th day of the Najib's SRC International trial, where he faces charges of money laundering and abuse of power. 

Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd (IPSB) managing director Datuk Dr. Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman, who is the 37th prosecution witness, recounted his meeting with Najib on the third day of Hari Raya in 2015

Dr. Shamsul had met with Najib after being released from Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) custody four years ago, reported Malay Mail. The IPSB managing director claimed that he wanted to update Najib on his arrest and wellbeing. 

"He (Najib) was shocked about somebody putting money into his account... He said he didn't know who put money in his account and why it was through me (IPSB's bank account)," Dr. Shamsul was quoted as saying by Malay Mail. 

Datuk Dr. Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman

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The Malaysian Insight reported Dr. Shamsul as saying that Najib was also "very upset" about the transfers into his AmBank accounts. He claimed that the former premier's reaction was "genuine".

However, Najib did not instruct Dr. Shamsul to lodge a police report. 

"We did not discuss anything further about the matter," the IPSB managing director said. 

Dr. Shamsul added that he believes Najib had not done any inappropriate things while he was still in office

"He was serious about corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and always encouraged me in such work," Dr. Shamsul said, according to Free Malaysia Today. 

Najib had received RM42 million through three transactions into his AmBank accounts from Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia. IPSB was responsible for remitting the money into Najib's accounts. 

Dr. Shamsul stressed that he would not have remitted the money if he had known the AmBank accounts belonged to the former premier.

Here's a recap of Najib's SRC International trial:

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