Friday, July 26, 2019

Day 43: Joanna Yu Continues to be Cross-examined

The exchange of a banker’s messages with notorious businessperson Low Taek Jho @ Jho Low, was the highlight of Najib Razak’s SRC International trial on Thursday.

Interestingly, in some of the chats Low (right) had referred to himself as FL, which Joanna Yu revealed stands for Fei Lor (Cantonese for fat boy) – much to the amusement of everyone in court. 

As if to lend more drama to the proceedings, even Mahathir Mohamad’s name was raised, with the prime minister being blamed for the bad press received by the sovereign wealth fund from 2014 onwards. 

Anyway, Yu let slip how Low had insisted that Najib’s banking statements not be sent to the then prime minister’s house in Jalan Langgak Duta, KL. 

She said this was relayed to her in an email – sometime in 2011 – which read: “No, No, No... do not send the statements to his house... super sensitive”. 

Yu (right), the 54th prosecution witness, had been questioned at length on the Black Berry messenger exchanges with Low, which have been tendered as evidence in the trial. 

In fact, Low, had asked her to delete the BBM chat logs between them, the High Court was told. She said this after defense counsel Harvinderjit Singh read out a transcript of a chat between Yu and Low dated March 03, 2015, during cross examination. 

Yu, however, said she did not comply with his instructions. 

“I never did because I don’t know how to”, she clarified. 

Yu also told the court that Low and former SRC International CEO Nik Faisal had informed her not to list Najib’s name on the forms whenever funds were put into his account. 

An obvious case of Najib's minions covering his tracks.

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