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Published: Monday November 19, 2012 MYT 8:02:00 PM

Genneva case: Last witness tesitifies

KUALA LUMPUR: The last witness in a case of three directors and a former director of a gold investment scheme company Genneva Sdn Bhd charged with 224 counts of money-laundering for more than RM141mil, testified in a Sessions Court here.

Bank Negara Malaysia investigating officer Khairul Izran Daud, 34, said former director Liew Chee Wah told him that he resigned from his post on April 1, 2009.

Khairul said Liew also was not involved in the administration of the company six months prior to his resignation.

"He told me this when I recorded his statement during investigation," the 42nd prosecution witness said during cross-examination by Liew's counsel Keppy Wong before Sessions Judge Rozana Ali Yusoff on Monday.

He also said he was not sure whether Liew attended the Oct 24, Nov 7, and Nov 17, 2008 board meetings.

During re-examination by Deputy Public Prosecutor Mardziatun Nisa Ahamadul Kabir, Khairul said six cheques out of 118 cheques were overlapping because there four same signatures were repeated.

He also said the aim of payment voucher was to make payment to gold supplier and for workmanship in the form of a cash cheque.

Khairul was giving his testimony in the trial of Genneva Sdn Bhd directors Ng Poh Weng who face 93 charges of money-laundering.

Marcus Yee Yuen Seng faces 40 charges and Chin Wai Leong faces 61 charges while Liew faces 30 charges.

The offences were said to have been committed between July 2008 and June 2009.

They were charged under Section 4 of the Anti Money Laundering Act.

Ng, 62, Yee, 60, Chin, 36, and Liew, 58, were also each accused of accepting deposit from the public, in their capacity as director, without valid license at Jalan Kuchai lama here between November 2008 and July 2009.

While the company was charged with accepting deposit from the public without valid license at the same time and place.

To this charge, the four and the company were charged under Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (Act 372).

The hearing continues on Nov 29.

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