SHAH ALAM: Former TH Heavy Engineering Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Nor Badli Munawir Mohamad Alias Lafti was charged in the Sessions Court with three counts of money laundering involving RM1.57mil.
Nor Badli Munawir, 51, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charges were read to him before Judge Asmadi Hussin.
TH Heavy Engineering is an associate company of Tabung Haji.
Nor Badli Munawir was charged with money laundering by accepting cash of RM400,000, RM570,000 and RM600,000 from Bicara Sepakat Sdn Bhd director Murhasmee Mukhtar.
He was alleged to have committed the offences at a restaurant in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, between 6pm and 8pm on May 2, 2013, June 26, 2013, and Sept 11, 2013.
The charge under Section 4 (1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 provides a maximum fine of RM5mil or five years' jail or both if convicted.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohammed Heikal Ismail proposed for the accused to be released on bail of RM50,000 for the three counts as he was also charged with two other counts of money laundering under the same Act, involving RM1mil, at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court earlier.
Mohamed Heikal, who was represented by counsel Kitson Foong however applied for the three charges to be tried together with the cases in KL Sessions Court.
Judge Asmadi allowed Nor Badli Munawir bail of RM50,000 and for the three cases to be transferred to the KL Sessions Court.
He set March 15 for re-mention of the cases.
On Jan 26, Nor Badli Munawir pleaded not guilty at the KL Sessions Court to five counts of criminal breach of trust involving over RM2.5mil. - Bernama