Shafee’s son pays other half of bail

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  • Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

All paid: Muhammad Farhan at the court complex to settle his father’s bail.

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who has been hit with money laundering charges, has posted the remaining RM500,000 of his RM1mil bail.

His son Muhammad Farhan arrived at the court complex here at 11.50am yesterday 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 were unsuccessful as he rushed from the counter and did not stop to take questions.

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

The 66-year-old is accused of receiving proceeds of unlawful activity totalling RM4.3mil on Sept 13, 2013, and RM5.2mil on Feb 17, 2014, through two AmIslamic Bank Bhd cheques issued by the former prime minister. 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 of unlawful activity by making an incorrect return on his income tax statement. He allegedly did so by omitting the RM4.3mil he 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 instalments.

Muhammed Shafee posted the first RM500,000 on Sept 13.

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