Ex-TH subsidiary chief claims trial to two counts of money laundering

Shanti Gunaratnam

KUALA LUMPUR: The former CEO of a Tabung Haji subsidiary Datuk Nor Badli Munawir Mohamad Alias Lafti today claimed trial at the Sessions Court to two charges of money laundering involving RM1 million.

Nor Badli, 51, is alleged to have committed the first offence of accepting RM430,000 from Mohd Razip Mohammad, director of Syarikat Coral Intoil at THHE Fabricators Sdn Bhd, B-23-1, Tower B, Menara UOA Bangsar, No 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, near here between 2pm and 4pm on June 27, 2013.

He is also alleged to have accepted RM570,000 from Hanaffi Daud, director of Syarikat RL Offshore Sdn Bhd at Restaurant Leaf Dining, No 5-1, Jalan Solaris 1, Solaris Mont Kiara near here between 3pm and 4pm, on Nov 1, 2013.

Nor Badli is the former CEO of TH Heavy Engineering Berhad (THHE).

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipa from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) sought a RM200,000 bail for Nor Badli.

Counsel Chetan Jethwani said the quantum of bail requested by the prosecution is too excessive.

"MACC has frozen my clients account from November last year and his assests have been seized. The accused was previously charged in the same court for five charges of

criminal breach of trust and had paid a bail of RM400,000.

"He has been charged with two offences today and a bail of RM100,000 for each offence, is too excessive. A bail of RM10,000 for each charge is a sufficient amount."

Judge Madilah Harullah set bail at RM50,000 in one surety, for both charges and fixed March 15 for case mention.