Wednesday September 12, 2012
Consultant deposited four cheques
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM1.755mil was paid to former National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) consultant Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail via four company cheques signed by its executive chairman, the Sessions Court heard.
Five witnesses were called to testify on the second day of the trial of Shamsubahrin, 46, who is charged with five counts of duping NFC executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and 17 counts of money-laundering amounting to RM1.755mil.
Third prosecution witness, CIMB Bank customer service manager Mohd Azmi Sibi, 44, said a cheque of RM255,000 dated Nov 25 was paid to Shamsubahrin and he came to the CIMB Bank Taman Tun Dr Ismail branch the same day to cash the cheque.
“The amout was paid via NFC’s account which was opened on March 7, 2008, to Shamsubahrin,” he said in reply to a question by DPP Robert Pasang Alam.
Maybank finance manager Ezam Omar, 37, testified that RM300,000 and RM700,000 in cheques were paid by Dr Mohamad Salleh to Shamsubahrin on behalf of Syarikat Real Food Sdn Bhd and were deposited into Shamsubahrin’s account on Dec 2 and 6 respectively.
Fifth prosecution witness, Public Bank banking service manager Foong Ying Kuen, 40, said that the person who opened the current account was Dr Mohamad Salleh for National Meat and Livestock Corporation Sdn Bhd.
She said they received a RM500,000 cheque from Shamsubahrin on Dec 1 and it was credited into his account the following day.
The hearing before judge Rozilah Salleh continues today.