Woman pleads not guilty to five money laundering charges
A WOMAN was charged in the Sessions Court in Raub today with five counts of money laundering, totalling RM2.04 million.
Norida Syakira Agus Yadi, 28, pleaded not guilty to the charges read to her before Judge Ahmad Faizadh Yahaya.
Norida Syakira was charged with committing the offences by buying a sushi restaurant worth RM1.32 million and transferring money totalling RM242,770, RM369,700 and RM32,500, and disposing of RM80,000, believed to be proceeds from unlawful activities.
Prosecutors said she committed the offences between January 8, 2021, and June 20, 2021, through her company, DSS Berkat Enterprise, at Maybank Islamic Berhad, Kuala Lipis branch.,
The charges were framed under section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of proceeds of unlawful activity, or RM5 million, whichever is greater, upon conviction.
During proceedings, deputy public prosecutor Rohaiza Zainal – who asked that bail be set at RM500,000 with two sureties for all charges – requested the case to be transferred to Shah Alam Sessions Court, where Norida was charged with committing a similar offence on February 24.
The court then set bail at RM10,000 with one surety for all charges and ordered Norida to report to the nearest police station once a month.
The court also allowed the case to be transferred. – Bernama, August 17, 2022.