10, including 4 women, plead not guilty to 19 counts of money laundering

RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL

AMPANG: Ten people including four women were hauled up at the Sessions Court here today on 19 counts of receiving more than RM11 million from money laundering activities.

The accused, aged between 23 and 59, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read before Judge Rushan Lutfi Mohamed today.

The accused were Shafii Ismail, Norazuan Shafie, Noryasmi Yahya, Hasril Hassan, Hamsah Selamat, Norhayati Mohd Nor, Zulfieka Fareez Hamsah, Nur Jumaaton Baharuddin, Norsyahira Fazira Hamsah, and Nurulhaslinda Mohamed Sabudin.

They were alleged to have received more than RM11.4 million belonging to Maybank Islamic Bhd as a result of money laundering activities involving their respective accounts since four years ago.

They were allegedly committed the offence at several banks near Bangi, Kajang, and Balakong between October 2014 and January 2015.

Rushan set bail at RM1.137 million for all of the accused and fixed May 3 for mention.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Idamasliza Maarof prosecuted while lawyer Mohd Faizi Che Abu, Ling Yee Siew, Datuk C Vignesh Kumar and R. Jaswin represented all of the accused.