Witness says does not know Shamsubahrin’s role in NFC

January 14, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — A former senior police officer told the Sessions Court here today that he did not know businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail's post in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC).

Datuk Ahmad Damanhuri Mohd Yusoff, 63, said the first time he met Shamsubahrin was at a hotel in the federal capital through a friend where Shamsubahrin had introduced himself as a businessman.

Throughout his conversation with Shamsubahrin (picture), Ahmad Damanhuri said he did not know that the businessman was a consultant for NFC.

He was testifying in the trial of Shamsubahrin who is facing 17 charges under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, involving RM1.755 million. 

Ahmad Damanhuri, who is the 18th prosecution witness, told the court that he went to the NFC office a day after meeting Shamsubahrin to meet its former director, Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail. 

“I was asked to go the NFC to meet with Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh and at a meeting at the office, I introduced myself to him (Mohamad Salleh).

"During that meeting, I also did not know the post and role of the accused in NFC," he added.

Meanwhile, 19th prosecution witness, managing director of a security firm, Axis Super Force, Ahmad Qadha Wan Teh, 38, told the court that he introduced Damanhuri to Shamsubahrin after the businessman sought his help to find him a lawyer.

When questioned whether Shamsubahrin was looking for a lawyer for NFC, Ahmad Qadha said "no".

Shamsubahrin also faced five charges of cheating Mohamad Salleh.

The hearing before judge Rozilah Salleh continues tomorrow. — Bernama