I refer to the former Prime Minister’s recent interview with MalaysiaKini (dated 2 July 2018) when reference was made on the claim that I had knowledge of the inflow of RM2.6 billion into the personal bank account of the former Prime Minister in 2013. I wish to categorically state that this claim is false. I had no knowledge of this RM2.6 billion remitted into his account.
So, it looks like what Zeti Akhtar Aziz said in July 2018 was a lie after all. And this has been proven by the statutory declarations signed by her husband and children in March 2019.
This was what Zeti said on 3rd July 2018 and which has now been proven a lie:
In fact, on 3 July 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. I later received a call from another Cabinet Minister who made the same request for me to issue such a statement. 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.
On the matter relating to transactions by account holders in the banking system, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) relies on information provided by the reporting 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.
Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz
3 July 2018
Source: Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK)