Datin Seri charged with not declaring assets
> Property said to have been amassed over 5 years
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.