5 July 2018
Najib Abdul Razak has maintained that former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz knew of the RM2.6 billion transferred into his personal account ahead of the 2013 general election.
“I respect Zeti for her sterling work as the Bank Negara governor when I was prime minister.
“However, I maintain she was informed of the incoming foreign donation deposits into my accounts and that she was aware of the deposits at that time.
“It is up to her if she wants to say that as Bank Negara governor at that time, she was not aware of the deposit from overseas that went into my bank account in the year 2013, which I later returned most of it to the same source a few months later,” the former premier told Malaysiakini this evening.
2 July 2018
Zeti says unaware of RM2.6b in Najib’s account
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz has denied knowledge of RM2.6 billion being deposited into the personal bank account of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Zeti, a member of the Council of Eminent Persons, said the claims brought against her by the former prime minister were false, revealing she was instead forced to pen a letter to vindicate him
“On July 3rd 2015, I was called to the Prime Minister’s office. He made a request for me to issue a statement that he had done nothing wrong in his account.
“I informed him that I cannot issue such a statement because I did not have knowledge of transactions that had occurred in his account,” she said in a statement.
She said another cabinet minister had approached her with the same request.
“I gave him the same answer that I cannot issue any such statement because I did not have knowledge of what had transpired in his account.”
Zeti today also elaborated on transactions by account holders in the banking system, explaining that BNM relied on information provided by the reporting of financial institutions.
“The banking community is fully aware of the regulations and guidelines governing the reporting of any suspicious transactions and for the necessary due diligence on the operations of any such accounts.
“Unless the relevant banking institution reports to BNM of irregularities in an account or if BNM received a tip off that gives a reason to believe that an offence has occurred, the central bank is not able to initiate investigation into the account,” she said.
Zeti was BNM’s governor for 16 years until she retired in 2016.
2 July 2018
nur ainee abdullah Retweeted The Star
Hahahahahahahhaaaaaaa….blame everyone except yourself ya Najib.. She did nothing? She was sick-ask Kak Ros & her Indian friend..what did they do to Zeti??? Thank God Mdm Zeti is alive today…
nur ainee abdullah added,
PETALING JAYA: Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has alleged that former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz knew about the RM2.6bil in his bank account prior to GE13, but did not question about it.
“If Bank Negara is in the know of these funds and they had an inkling or some knowledge that there could be some doubts about the source of the funds, I expected them to tell me.
“But nothing of that sort happened. So I assumed all along that it was fine,” he was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini during an interview.
Asked if she had raised any red flags over the matter, Najib said: “No, there was no comeback from BNM. I assumed everything was fine.”
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