KUALA LUMPUR: A former company manager has claimed trial to two counts of money laundering amounting to RM735,500.
Noraffendi Omar, 45, who worked for a company appointed by Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) to handle food coupons for passengers faced with flight delays, was accused of laundering RM188,000 and RM547,500 in two transactions from the account of food supplier company Raisha Gold Ventures.
He allegedly committed the offences at RHB Bank Bhd, Menara Shell, here between Sept 21, 2015 and May 19, 2016.
The charges were under Subsection 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001.
If convicted, Noraffendi faces a jail sentence of not more than 15 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount involved or RM5mil, whichever is higher.
The accused was unrepresented. DPP Nik Haslinie Hashim asked for the case to be transferred to the Shah Alam Sessions Court, pointing out that the accused had other criminal cases there.
Sessions Court judge Dr Gan Chee Keong allowed the case to be transferred and fixed Sept 18 for mention. Bail was not allowed as Noraffendi did not have a bailor present.