Najib-SRC Trial: Mahathir Has Documented Evidence To Prove Arab’s RM3.2b Political Donations
(NTH) – The RM3.2 billion deposited into Datuk Seri Najib Razak private accounts in multiple transactions between 2011 and 2013 were political funds donated by the Saudi Arabia kingdom.
The original documented evidence to prove the Arab political donations are all now in possession of current 7th Prime Minister (PM7) Tun Mahathir Mohamad.
Testifying as the 1st defence witness at his trial involving SRC International Sdn Bhd’s RM42 million funds, Najib identified as Prince Faisal Turki, Blackstone Real Estate Partner, and Tanore Finance Corp.
The funds were part of political donations from Saudi monarch King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Kuala Lumpur High Court was told today, Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
All the original royal letters to prove the Saudi political donations had remained in Najib’s former office in the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya, by definition under Mahathir’s custody.
Najib said King Abdullah donated the funds as he knew it was an election year in 2013 and the Saudi monarch did not wish to see another Arab Spring-lime wave to sweep into Malaysia.
“King Abdullah saw Malaysia as an exemplary Muslim country,” read the former premier from his statement as the 1st defence witness before Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.
A total of 23 transactions that were made into Najib’s private accounts in AmBank – USD99.9 million dollars or RM304 million transferred in 2011; US269.9 million dollars or RM831.9 million in 2012, and US680.9 million or RM2.08 billion in 2013.
Najib was informed in July 2013 about his account balance of around RM2.1 billion from the donations, and it made him uncomfortable.
He was worried, rightly so, that if the information about him having so much money in his accounts were to be leaked, “it would definitely be manipulated out of context politically.”