Najib-SRC Trial: MACC Originally Wanted To Charge Trio, Not Najib

(NTH) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) original recommendation was not to charge former Prime Minister Najib Razak, but three others with the alleged misappropriation of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds of RM42 million.

However, the whole charges were reconstructed and redirected towards Najib as the lone target after the 14th General Election (GE14).

This was revealed in the testimony by MACC investigation officer SAC Rosli Hussain when cross examined by lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah during the Najib-SRC Trial in Kuala Lumpur High Court today, Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Rosli’s original recommendation was to charge SRC International’s ex-CEO Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and, Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd’s (IPSB) managing director Datuk Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman and finance director Datuk Abdul Aziz Ismail.

All three were allegedly involved in transferring funds in and out of various bank accounts, including Najib’s private accounts in Ambank.

Bank documents produced as evidences in court showed that RM27 million and RM5 million were deposited into Najib’s accounts on December 26, 2014, while another RM10 million was transferred into Najib’s account on February 10, 2015.

Excerpts from the cross-examination:-