Shafee pays remaining RM500,000 of his RM1mil bail

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  • Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Lawyer Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on Sept 13, 2018. – The Star/AZMAN GHANI

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who has been hit with money laundering charges, has paid the remainder of his RM1mil bail by posting another RM500,000.
His son, Muhammad Farhan, arrived at the court complex here at 11.50am on Tuesday (Sept 18) with his two bailors for the bail procedure. 

The three men then went down to the bail counter at the basement. They left the court complex at 1.30pm. 

Muhammad Shafee, 66, was absent.

Attempts to reach Muhammad Farhan for comments was unsuccessful as he rushed out from the counter and did not stop to take questions. 

On Sept 13, Muhammad Shafee claimed trial at a Sessions Court here to four charges of money laundering involving RM9.5mil, which he received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The 66-year-old is accused of receiving proceeds from unlawful activity totalling RM4.3mil on Sept 13, 2013, and RM5.2mil on Feb 17, 2014, through two AmIslamic Bank Bhd cheques issued by Najib. 

The cheques were remitted into Muhammad Shafee’s CIMB Bank account.

He allegedly committed the two offences at CIMB Bank Bhd, J2 & K1, Taman Tunku, Bukit Tunku here.

In the third charge, Muhammad Shafee is accused of directly engaging in a transaction that involved proceeds from unlawful activity by making an incorrect return on his income tax statement. 

He allegedly did so by omitting the RM4.3mil he had received from Najib.

The fourth charge relates to the same offence involving the RM5.2mil received from Najib.

Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi granted bail at RM1mil in two sureties. 

The court also allowed for Muhammad Shafee to pay the bail in two installments. Muhammed Shafee paid the first RM500,000 on Sept 13. 
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