Two entertainment centre bouncers claimed trial in the Sessions Court today to receiving proceeds amounting to RM800,000 from illicit transactions involving datukship awards last year.
Mohd Norhisham Kamarrudin, 39, allegedly received RM460,000 in his bank account at a Bandar Sri Damansara branch between May 27 and July 18, 2016.
Mohd Fazlie Abdul Jalal, 30, allegedly received RM340,000 in his bank account at a Bandar Kinrara branch between May 17 and Sept 20, 2016.
They were charged under the Anti-money Laundering, Anti-terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, which carries a maximum 15 years’ imprisonment, and a fine of up to five times the amount involved, or RM5 million, whichever is higher, on conviction.
Judge Azwarnida Affandi deferred granting bail to Mohd Norhisham as he has not engaged a lawyer to represent him, and set RM20,000 as bail with one surety for Mohd Fazlie, who was represented by counsel Nor Asyikin Zakaria.
Mohd Fazlie was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court, which set Dec 12 for remention of both cases.
Deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim appeared for the prosecution.