Published: Tuesday September 11, 2012 MYT 8:31:00 PM
NFC case: Cheques signed by Salleh deposited in Shamsubahrin’s account
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court was told Tuesday that four cheques for the sum of RM1.755mil, signed by National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) former director, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail, was deposited into businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail's account.
Three prosecution witnesses from CIMB, Maybank and Public Bank, testified at the trial of Shamsubahrin, who was charged with 17 counts of money laundering amounting to RM1.755mil under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.
Shamsubahrin, 46, is also facing five counts under the Penal Code, of cheating Mohamad Salleh into agreeing to pay him (Shamsubahrin) a fee on Nov 20 last year in return for an advisory and consulting service.
In Tuesday's proceedings, CIMB Bank, Taman Tun Dr Ismail branch, Customer Services manager Mohammad Azmi Mohd Sibi, said that a RM255,000 NFC cheque signed by Mohamad Salleh was cashed by Shamsubahrin at the branch on Nov 25 last year.
"Mohamad Salleh provided the verification. The bank's procedure requires any cheque RM5,000 and above to be verified by its signatory before it can be cashed," said the third prosecution witness.
Fourth prosecution witness, Maybank Mont Kiara Branch, assistant finance manager, Ezam Omar, said a RM300,000 Real Food Company Sdn Bhd cheque signed by Mohamad Salleh was deposited into Shamsubahrin's account on Dec 1 2011.
Responding to deputy public prosecutor Robert Pasang Alam, Ezam, 37, added that another Real Food cheque for RM700,000 was also deposited into Shamsubahrin's account on Dec 6 last year.
Public Bank, banking services manager, Foong Ying Kuen, 40, said the bank received a National Meat & Livestock Corporation Sdn Bhd cheque for RM500,000 signed by Mohamad Salleh on Dec 1 last year.
The fifth prosecution witness said the cheque was then debited into Shamsubahrin 's account the following day.
Meanwhile, sixth prosecution witness, Asiah Obe Hairunie, 57, operations manager at OCBC Bank, Jalan Ampang, told the court Shamsubahrin transferred RM250,000 into Awana Sutera Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd's OCBC account via telegraphic transfer from his RHB account on Dec 9, 2011.
The trial resumes Wednesday before Judge Rozilah Salleh. - Bernama