However, both of them - Zulhilmi Mat Nayan@Ahmad,34, and Hafiz Dahlan,37, - pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to them before Judge Norita Mohd Ardani.
Hafiz, an Information Technology Assistant Officer at a public institution of higher learning, was charged with three counts of money laundering, RM1,851,885.57, while Zulhilmi,34, a businessman, was charged with committing the offence involving RM853,799.93.
They were alleged to have committed the offence between September 2014 and January 2015 in Tanjung Malim by disposing, possessing, receiving and transferring the money, which was proceeds obtained from unlawful activities, online on behalf of a person to the recipients locally or abroad.
The charge, under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, provides an imprisonment for up to 15 years and fine of not less than five times the sum or value of the proceeds from the unlawful activity. – Bernama