MACC officer never met or recorded any statement from Syed Saddiq during probe, court told

MACC officer never met or recorded any statement from Syed Saddiq during probe, court told

MACC officer never met or recorded any statement from Syed Saddiq during probe, court told

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer was stunned into silence during cross-examination in the trial of Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today.

Nurul Hidayah Kamarudin, 33, a prosecution witness, was responsible for investigating the RM120,000 funds raised for the accused’s political campaign in 2018.

She maintained that her scope of duty as the investigating officer (IO) was to only investigate matters regarding the funds when questioned by lead defence counsel Gobind Singh Deo.





She, however, revealed to the court that she had never met or recorded any official statement from the accused throughout her investigation.

Earlier, she testified that some RM120,000 in funds were raised and transferred into the accused’s personal Maybank account, which was then transferred into his personal Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) account.

The money was intended to fund Syed Saddiq’s campaign for the Muar constituency seat in the 14th general election.

 


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She told High Court judicial commissioner Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid that a sum of RM100,000 was transferred from Syed Saddiq’s Maybank to his ASNB account on Sept 16 and 19 of the same year.

However, she kept mum when asked by Gobind about the remaining RM20,000, or the possibility of all the funds being used for the campaign.

She was also quiet when Gobind said she had failed her duty as an investigating officer when she revealed that she had never personally met and asked Syed Saddiq regarding the funds for his political campaign.

Gobind also said Nurul Hidayah lied to the court when she began stumbling upon her answers, which were based on her earlier testimony.

Gobind: Did you know that Syed Saddiq has submitted a statement regarding his general election expenses?





Nurul Hidayah: I don’t know.

Gobind: In this case, he has submitted a statement of expenses used that amounted to RM171,675 with original receipts to the Election Commission (EC). Do you know or didn’t know about this?

 


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Nurul Hidayah: I didn’t know.

Gobind: You don’t know because you didn’t investigate this?





Nurul Hidayah: I’m only focusing on…

Gobind: Answer my question. You didn’t know because you didn’t investigate this?

Nurul Hidayah appeared to have been sticking to a common answer where she continued to repeat her responsibility to investigate the RM120,000 funds, which then prompted Gobind to say that she had been answering his questions like a robot throughout the cross-examination.

She was also reminded by the judge to properly listen to the questions and to answer them accordingly throughout the trial.

Syed Saddiq, then the Armada chief entrusted with control of Armada funds, is charged with abetting Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) treasurer Rafiq Hakim Razali with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM1 million of the organisation’s funds.





He is accused of committing the offence at CIMB Bank Bhd, Menara CIMB KL Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, here on March 6, 2020.

The Muar member of parliament is also charged with misusing property for himself, namely RM120,000 from the Maybank Islamic Bhd account belonging to Armada Bumi Bersatu Enterprise, by causing Rafiq to dispose of the money.

He is facing two counts of engaging in money laundering, namely two transactions of RM50,000, believed to be proceeds of unlawful activities, from his Maybank Islamic Bhd account into his Amanah Saham Bumiputera account.

Syed Saddiq is accused of committing the offence at a bank in Jalan Persisiran Perling, Taman Perling, Johor Baru, on June 16 and 19, 2018. The trial continues.

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MACC officer never met or recorded any statement from Syed Saddiq during probe, court told

 


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