An unemployed man was charged in two Sessions Courts in Alor Setar today with seven counts of money-laundering involving RM2.8 million.
In the court before judge Najwa Che Mat, Zulhilmi Mat Nayan @ Ahmad, 34, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to four charges with accepting proceeds from illegal activities into his bank account.
They involved RM50,000; RM1,896,486.90; RM195,000 and RM222,100, which were deposited into his bank accounts at Malayan Banking Berhad and RHB bank branch in Alor Setar between Oct 30, 2014 Jan 30, 2015 .
Najwa set bail at RM10,000 on all charges and ordered the case to be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for mention with three other charges facing Zulhilmi there on May 3.
In the other Sessions Court, before judge Zuhazmi Abdullah, Zulhilmi claimed trial to three charges.
They were also for money-laundering involving RM290,000; RM60,000 and RM102,749.90 which were obtained from unlawful activities and deposited into his bank accounts at Malayan Banking Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad and Public Bank Berhad between Nov 15, 2014 and Jan 26, 2015.
Zuhazmi set bail at RM6,000 for all three charges and also ordered the case to be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for mention on May 3 with three other charges facing Zulhilmi there.
The seven charges against Zulhilmi were made under Section (4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money-Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.
Deputy public prosecutor Husmarudin Husin prosecuted in both cases, while Zulhilmi was represented by lawyer Muhammad Syafiq Salleh.