Datin Seri charged with not declar­ing as­sets

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BUT­TER­WORTH: A Datin Seri claimed trial in the ses­sions court here yes­ter­day to a charge of fail­ing to de­clare her as­sets.

Datin Seri Sua Lai Kim, 41, was ac­cused of fail­ing to sub­mit a sworn dec­la­ra­tion of her as­sets which she had ob­tained be­tween Jan 1, 2010 and April 30 last year.

The sin­gle mother of four was al­leged to have com­mit­ted the of­fence be­tween June 19 and Sept 1 last year at the Depart­ment of the At­tor­ney-Gen­eral, Pros­e­cu­tion Divi­sion, in Putrajaya.

The of­fence falls un­der the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing, Anti-Ter­ror­ism Fi­nanc­ing and Pro­ceeds of Un­law­ful Fi­nanc­ing Act 2001 which car­ries a max­i­mum five-year prison sen­tence or a RM3 mil­lion fine or both upon con­vic­tion.

Sua ap­peared calm when the charge was read to her be­fore ses­sions judge Norhay­ati Mohd Yunus.

De­fence coun­sel Datuk Jagjit Singh Bant Singh urged the court to set a low bail amount as she had four kids to care for.

He said Sua was still trau­ma­tised by the death last year of her hus­band, Datuk Seri Law Yong Chow, whose charred body was found in Lu­mut, Perak, on Jan 21 af­ter he was last seen bun­dled into a car in Bukit Mer­ta­jam five days ear­lier.

DPP Nur Ashikin Mokhtar pro­posed bail of RM50,000 with two sureties and for her pass­port to be im­pounded.

Norhay­ati set bail at RM20,000 with two sureties and fixed Dec 20 for men­tion.

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