KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court heard these days that upkeep and plumbing works amounting to RM156,500 had been carried out at the non-public house of Najib Razak in Langgak Duta here.
ABS Trend Master Sdn Bhd obtained RNM100,000 for sporting out maintenance paintings whilst Moz Sdn Bhd turned into paid RM56,500 for wearing out plumbing work, which blanketed constructing water tanks. The works have been carried out between late 2014 and early 2015.
The cash becomes part of RM10.7 million deposited into former top minister Najib’s accounts, allegedly originating from SRC International.
Earlier this morning, Islamic Bank Bhd cheque processing manager Badrul Hisam Mohamed stated ABS and Moz were amongst 15 recipients covering two Barisan Nasional component events, which obtained bills from two financial institution accounts belonging to Najib.
The 6th witness, indoors dressmaker Zulkarnain Mohamad, said in late 2014, Najib’s residence supervisor Amirul Hadi had asked him to do renovation work.
He changed into requested to construct a store residence, dry kitchen cloth cabinet, and pantry. “I knowledgeable Amirul that I turned into no longer worthy to undertake the paintings for the Number One man of us of a (then),” he stated, referring to Najib.
However, Zulkarnain, the owner of ABS, said he subsequently agreed to adopt the process.
“I went to the residence and took measurements and later drew the maintenance plan,” he said when tested through deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Muslim.
Zulkarnain stated he commenced work sometime in September or October 2014 and finished the work in early 2015.
“I was on the house inside the morning and evening and had now and again seen Najib there,” he stated.
Zulkarnain stated he turned into given a cheque (from Najib’s account) for the work executed.
Cross-tested by using attorney Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the witness said he might forestall work each time Najib was round as “I did now not want to disturb him.”
Plumber Zakaria Zearat Khan, the proprietor of Moz, said he changed into asked to carry out plumbing work and build two water tanks due to commonly deliver disruption.
“The house is on a hill, and the water stress is low,” the witness stated, adding that Syabas had requested him to take care of Najib’s house as he was registered with the business enterprise (Syabas).
Zakaria said he liaised with Amirul and quoted RM56,500 to conduct the work. He said he becomes later issued a cheque (from Najib’s account) for the quantity.
Asked what came about to the price, Zakaria coolly said, “clear lah” (money became paid through the bank).
Cross-tested via Shafee, the witness said the tanks were a need and not a luxury.
Earlier, the defence submitted that people who allegedly received and spent the cash need to no longer be called to testify as his purchaser was most effectively charged with receiving money from illegal proceeds.
In dismissing the software through the defense, Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali stated the proof of folks who acquired and spent the money changed into applicable, both below the anti-cash laundering law and crook breach of belief.
Najib faces six fees of cash laundering and a crook breach of trust inside 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 prime minister by giving government guarantees on SRC International’s RM4 billion loan from Retirement Fund Inc.
The Pekan MP turned into charged with committing the offences at Islamic Bank Bhd on Jalan Raja Chulan and the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya between Aug 17, 2011, and Feb 10, 2015,