Ex-banker says she wasn’t authorised to contact Jho Low about Najib’s accounts

A FORMER AmBank relationship manager who handled bank accounts belonging to Najib Razak today admitted at the Kuala Lumpur High Court that she failed to obtain written authorisation to contact fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, about the former prime minister’s bank accounts.

Joanna Yu Ging Ping, 52, said this when she was queried by lead defence counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah during Najib’s trial involving the misappropriation of RM2.3 billion from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.