Ahmad Maslan, Shahrir Samad plead not guilty

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Supreme Council Member of UMNO Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and the Johor Bahru UMNO Division Chief Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 06 JANUARY 2020. money laundering 1MDB
Supreme Council Member of UMNO Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and the Johor Bahru UMNO Division Chief Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul SamadPIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 06 JANUARY 2020.

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Chairman of Felda Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad and the Member of Parliament of Pontian, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan pleaded not guilty on the money laundering charges against them and requested for trial.

Ahmad Maslan, who is also the UMNO Supreme Council Member was charged at 9.00 am before Justice Azman Ahmad for money laundering and failure to declare his real income in 2013.

He was charged for receiving RM2 million of funds from Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the then Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Ahmad Maslan was the former Deputy Minister of Finance and the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry I.

Ahmad was also charged with giving false statements to the MACC when questioned by its investigating officer, Principal Senior Assistant Superintendent Mohd Zairi Zainal.

However, Ahmad Maslan pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him and requested for a trial.

Azwan Ahmad allowed RM500,000 bail for the Pontian MP with a surety. He also requested for Ahmad’s passport to be surrendered to the court and fixed 21 February for the remention of the case.

He is charged under Section 3 and 32 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) which provides a maximum fine of RM5 million, or of 5 to 15 years, or both, if found guilty.

Meanwhile, in a separate trial, Shahrir also pleaded not guilty before Justice Azura Alwi for failing to declare RM1 million received from Najib in his Income Tax Return Form for Assessment Year 2013 and requested for trial. – MalaysiaGazette

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