Witness admits not having special knowledge on SRC filing to SSM

15 Apr 2019 / 18:09 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: An officer of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) told the High Court here today that he did not have the specific knowledge on the filing process of SRC International Sdn Bhd to the commission.

CCM assistant registrar, Muhamad Akmaludin Abdullah, 35, said his testimony in court today was based on what was stated in the documents referred to him by Najib’s lawyer, Harvinderjit Singh.

At the proceeding today, Harvinderjit referred to three additional documents involving SRC International and Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) as well as particulars on individuals who used to be YR1M directors.

During a re-examination by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim on whether he had specific knowledge on companies that are registered with CCM, Muhamad Akmaludin said “no”.

He was testifying on the second day trial of the case involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak over misappropriation of SRC International funds amounting to RM42 million.

Suhaimi: In your testimony earlier, when you were referred to various documents by the defence, the testimony was not from your own knowledge?

Muhamad Akmaludin: Correct.

Suhaimi: It was based on what was stated in the documents?

Muhamad Akmaludin: Correct.

Suhaimi: Do you know the procedures of filing a document and why it is made in such a way?

Muhamad Akmaludin: I do not know.

Earlier, Muhamad Akmaludin, who is the first prosecution witness, said he could not remember the total number of companies registered with CCM.

When asked by Suhaimi to make an estimate of the number of companies registered with CCM, he said “millions”.

Najib, 66, is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one charge of abuse his position and three counts of money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.

The Pekan MP who is the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia was charged with committing all the offences at AmIslamic Bank Berhad at Jalan Raja Chulan and Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya between Aug 17 and Feb 10 2015.

The hearing before Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali continues. — Bernama

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