Malaysia's anti-money laundering law covers offences abroad: DPP

Hariz Mohd

Modified 5 Jul 2019, 8:02 am

Money-laundering charges laid against Najib Abdul Razak's stepson Riza Aziz for related offences he allegedly committed outside Malaysia is allowed by the country's law, a deputy public prosecutor said today.

According to Ahmad Akram Gharib, Section 82(1)(e) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Act (Amlatfa) 2001 stipulated that money- laundering offences against the property of the government, although having occurred outside Malaysia, can be tried in a Malaysian court on the same basis as having being committed in Malaysia itself...

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