UNTUK REKABENTUK RM 6 JUTA
The Malaysian Insider
SHAH ALAM, June 9 — A landscape artist told the High Court today that he was paid more than RM6 million to design Dr Mohd Khir Toyo’s Balinese-style mansion.
Nasir Ismail, who is the prosecution’s third witness in the corruption trial of the former Selangor mentri besar testified that the payments were in several instalments — five from Datuk Shamsuddin Hayroni, and eight from Dr Khir.
Each instalment amounted to RM500,000, said Nasir.
“I received payment of RM500,000 in cash from Datuk Shamsuddin (Hayroni) four to five times,” Nasir told the court today. “I said I needed payment and he said he would report it to Datuk Seri (Khir).”
The landscape artist said that Dr Khir had appointed Shamsuddin, who is Ditamas Sdn Bhd director, to handle all issues regarding the renovation of the mansion, because he (Dr Khir) “did not have the time” to handle it personally.
“I went to see Datuk Seri (Dr Khir) at his official residence for the rest of the fees,” Nasir said. “I received RM500,000 in payments in instalments for seven, eight times.”
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