Nasharudin to face two more money laundering charges

PUTRAJAYA: Former PAS deputy president Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa is expected to face two more charges of money laundering today.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will be taking him to the Shah Alam Sessions Court to face the charges after obtaining the Attorney General’s go-ahead.

“The MACC has received the approval from the AG to charge Nasharudin at the Shah Alam Sessions Court (today).

“He will face charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act as well as the Penal Code, ” MACC said in a statement.

Yesterday, Nasharudin, 57, who was called to the MACC headquarters for investigators to complete their investigations, was briefly arrested at around 2pm.

“He was later released on MACC bail, ” said MACC.

It is not known if the charges against Nasharudin – who had also served as the chief executive officer of the now defunct Global Movement of Moderates Foundation – are in relation to the commission’s investigations into claims that PAS had received RM90mil from Umno.

Earlier this year, several PAS leaders were called to have their statements recorded by MACC.

Aside from Nasharudin, PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan and central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz were among those called by MACC.

The allegation that PAS had received RM90mil in bribes from Umno was made in a Sarawak Report article on Aug 6,2016.

The party president had sued Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown for libel over the article but they settled the matter out of court recently. However, the alleged defamatory article was allowed to be retained.

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