Najib spent RM156,000 on plumbing, renovating non-public residence, court docket advised
The High Court heard today that protection and plumbing works amounting to RM156,500 were finished on the personal house of Najib Razak in Langgak Duta right here.
ABS Trend Master Sdn Bhd obtained RNM100,000 for sporting out preservation work while Moz Sdn Bhd became paid RM56,500 for plumbing work, which blanketed building water tanks. The works have been completed between late 2014 and early 2015.
The money becomes part of RM10.7 million deposited into former top minister Najib’s debts and allegedly originated from SRC International.
Earlier this morning, Islamic Bank Bhd cheque processing supervisor Badrul Hisham Mohamed stated ABS and Moz have been among 15 recipients that covered Barisan Nasional thing parties, which received payments from financial institution bills belonging to Najib.
The sixth witness, interior dressmaker Zulkarnain Mohamad, stated in overdue 2014, Najib’s house supervisor Amirul Hadi had requested him to do renovation paintings.
He turned into requested to construct a storehouse, dry kitchen cloth cupboard, and pantry. “I knowledgeable Amirul that I was now not worth to adopt the paintings for the Number One man of u . S. (then),” he stated, regarding Najib.
However, Zulkarnain, the proprietor of ABS, said he sooner or later agreed to undertake the task.
“I went to the residence and took measurements and later drew the renovation plan,” he stated whilst tested via deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Muslim.
Zulkarnain stated he started work someday in September or October 2014 and completed early 2015.
“I was on the residence inside the morning and night and had once in a while visible Najib there,” he said.
Zulkarnain said he was given a cheque (from Najib’s account) for the work performed.
Cross-tested by lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the witness stated he would prevent work each time Najib turned around as “I did no longer want to disturb him.”
Plumber Zakaria Ziarat Khan, the proprietor of Moz, said he turned into requested to perform plumbing paintings and construct water tanks because of commonly deliver disruption.
“The house is on a hill, and the water stress is low,” the witness said, adding that Syabas had requested him to take care of Najib’s residence as he becomes registered with the business enterprise (Syabas).
Zakaria stated he liaised with Amirul and quoted RM56,500 to conduct the work. He stated he turned into later issued a cheque (from Najib’s account) for the amount.
Asked what passed off to the charge, Zakaria coolly said: “clean lah” (money changed into paid by way of the bank).
Cross-examined through Shafee, the witness said the tanks have been a need and no longer a luxury.
Earlier, the defense submitted that individuals who allegedly acquired and spent the cash should now not be called to testify as their purchaser becomes only charged with receiving money from unlawful proceeds.
Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, in disregarding the application by using the defense, said the evidence of folks who obtained and spent the cash changed into relevant, each below the anti-cash laundering regulation and criminal breach of trust.
Najib faces six charges of cash laundering and crook breach of trust within the switch of RM42 million to his account from SRC International, a former unit of 1MDB.
He is likewise accused of abusing his electricity as a top minister by giving authorities ensures on SRC International’s RM4 billion loan from Retirement Fund Inc.
The Pekan MP became charged with committing the offenses at Islamic Bank Bhd on Jalan Raja Chulan and the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya among Aug 17, 2011, and Feb 10, 2015,