EX-CEO CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUN­DER­ING

Ac­cused was pre­vi­ously charged with 5 counts of CBT in­volv­ing RM2.7m

New Straits Times - - News - SHANTI GUNARATNAM KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

THE for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO) of a Tabung Haji sub­sidiary Datuk Nor Badli Mu­nawir Mo­hamad Alias Lafti claimed trial in the Ses­sions Court yes­ter­day to two charges of money laun­der­ing in­volv­ing RM1 mil­lion.

Nor Badli, 51, the for­mer CEO of

TH Heavy Engi­neer­ing Ber­had (THHE), was al­leged to have ac­cepted:

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; and,

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.

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

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

“MACC has frozen my client’s ac­counts from Novem­ber last year and his as­sets have been seized.

“The ac­cused was pre­vi­ously charged in the same court with five charges of crim­i­nal breach of trust and has paid a bail of RM400,000.

“He has now been charged with two of­fences and a bail of RM100,000 for each of­fence is too ex­ces­sive. A bail of RM10,000 for each charge would be suf­fi­cient,” he said.

Chetan also told the court that Nor Badli had a young son with his new wife and had sur­ren­dered his pass­port to the court af­ter he was charged with the crim­i­nal breach of trust of­fences.

Co-coun­sel Kit­son Foong said Nor Badli was not a flight risk as he had sur­ren­dered his pass­port to the court and was co­op­er­at­ing with the po­lice.

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

In Jan­uary, Nor Badli claimed trial at the Ses­sions Court to five charges of crim­i­nal breach of trust in­volv­ing nearly RM2.7 mil­lion, al­most four years ago.

BER­NAMA PIC For­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of TH Heavy Engi­neer­ing Ber­had Datuk Nor Badli Mu­nawir Mo­hamad Alias Lafti (cen­tre) ar­riv­ing at the Kuala Lumpur Ses­sions Court yes­ter­day.

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