Published: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 3:45:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 5:33:32 PM
Shamsubahrin deposited RM500,000 in two months, NFC cheating case told
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail deposited RM500,000 into his wife Suzana Abdul Aziz's savings account between November and December 2011, a Sessions Court heard Friday.
Suzana, 45, testified that the amount was deposited into her Johor Baru branch Maybank account in three stages.
"My husband banked in the RM50,000, RM200,000 and RM250,000 via three cheques on Nov 25, Dec 6 and Dec 9 respectively.
"However, my account which has RM390,000 balance had been frozen by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)," she said when replying to a question by MACC head of prosecution Datuk Abdul Razak Musa during examination-in-chief.
She said she only knew the source of the money after Shamsubahrin was arrested.
To another question, she said she was paid between RM10,000 and RM15,000 in allowance for being a director in Syarikat Awana Sutera Travel and Tours (M) Sdn Bhd.
She was giving her evidence in the trial of Shamsubahrin who was charged with cheating National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh and money-laundering amounting to RM1.755mil.
Suzana said she did not have an opportunity to ask Shamsubahrin the source of the money as her husband was very busy but he would inform her once he had deposited the money into the account.
She said she made 40 withdrawals between Nov 25 and Dec 6 and nine between Dec 6 and Dec 9 from her account.
She said before December 2011, she had three cars - Perodua Kenari, Naza and Mercedes Benz - which were registered under her name.
Earlier, Commercial Crime Department's head of company investigation unit Supt Ravindar Singh said Dr Mohamad Salleh did not introduce Shamsubahrin to him and up till today he did not know what was Shamsubahrin's role in NFCorp.
Questioned by counsel Afifuddin Hafifi during cross-examination, he said that according to Dr Mohamad Salleh, Shamsubahrin was sent by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to assist in NFCorp.