EX-CEO CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING
Accused was previously charged with 5 counts of CBT involving RM2.7m
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.