JOHOR BARU: A police officer has been charged at the Sessions Court here with money laundering involving RM17,000 two years ago.
ASP Md Maizaili Mohamed was accused of receiving the money from an individual through his Maybank Muar branch personal account between Feb 16 and May 15, 2017. According to the charge sheet, the money was from illegal activity.
The offence falls under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 which carries a maximum fine of up to RM5mil or a maximum jail term of five years, if convicted.
The 53-year-old officer pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him before Sessions Court judge Kamarudin Kamsun by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission DPP Mohd Farez Rahman.
The accused, who is attached to the Melaka police headquarters, was not represented.
Kamarudin fixed bail at RM20,000 in one surety and ordered his passport to be surrendered.
Remention was fixed for May 8.