Prosecution witness no. 50: former AmBank managing director Cheah Tek Kuang. (Photographer: Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)
Prosecution witness no. 49: former Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia chief executive director Ung Su Ling. (Photographer: Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)
Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the Kuala Lumpur High Court this morning. (Photographer: Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)
Attorney-General Tommy Thomas. (Photographer: Suhaimi Mohd Yusuf/The Edge)
Defence counsel Harvinderjit Singh. (Photographer: Suhaimi Mohd Yusuf/The Edge)
KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Former Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) chief executive officer Ung Su Ling will continue to be cross-examined by the defence this morning in the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Yesterday the prosecution's 49th witness told the High Court that she received instructions from Najib's principal private secretary, the late Datuk Azlin Alias, to transfer RM27 million and RM5 million on Dec 26, 2014 and RM10 million on Feb 10, 2015 into Najib's AmBank accounts.
Specifically, Ung said the RM27 million was transferred into the account ending 880 while RM5 million was transferred into the account ending 906, both private banking accounts having previously been established as belonging to Najib.
Subsequently on Feb 9, 2015, she received instructions from Azlin to transfer another RM10 million to the 880 account.
Ung said she had been directed by Azlin to facilitate the transfer of the funds, sourced from SRC, from Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd to the two AmBank accounts via WhatsApp message.
She added that Azlin had told her the funds were for corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
Ihsan Perdana, she said, was a 'partner' for the YR1M foundation which provided funds for CSR programmes executed by the company.
"One funder [for YR1M] was 1MDB. The second was companies within the Genting Group. We also received a small amount of money from Petronas — that was for very specific projects," she added.
Azlin is among four trustees for YR1M, alongside Najib, then 1MDB chairman Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, and Datuk Wan Ahmad Shihab Wan Ismail — then a special officer in the Prime Minister's Office.
Najib is facing three charges of criminal breach of trust, one for abuse of power and three more for money laundering of RM42 million SRC funds.
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