KUALA LUMPUR: Supreme Council Member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today (Wednesday) for 18 charges under the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) amounting close to RM5.6 million in Aug. until November 2022.
The Tasek Gelugor Member of Parliament (MP) pleaded not guilty after all the charges were read in front of the Judge Suzana Hussin.
Wan Saiful was charged under Section 4(1)(b) Anti-Money Laundering Act, which was read together with Section 87(1)(a) under the same Act.
According to the 13 charges, as the Director of Syarikat WSA Advisory Group Sdn. Bhd. Wan Saiful, 48, was charged transferring the money from illegal activities amounting to RM1.64 million from the company’s account.
Wan Saiful was alleged using cheques to make payments to several companies and individuals among others to purchase a Ford Ranger.
The former Bersatu Information Chief has also been charged for five offences using money from illegal activities amounting RM3.93 million payments to several companies via seven cheques.
All the offences were alleged committed at CIMB Bank Berhad Bukit Tunku here between Aug. 12 until Nov. 13, 2022.
Meanwhile, Deputy Public Prosecutor of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Farah Ezlin Yusop Khan said, the security deposit for corruption case amounting RM400, 000 with additional terms that is the passport has to be handed to the Court and the accused has to report to the MACC head office, Putrajaya once in two months.
The lawyer, Amer Hmzah Arshad representing Wan Saiful said, the defence is not objecting to the suggestion.
The court judge Suzana then allowed the matter involved and fix the mention date to 1st Dec.2023.
Earlier on 21st February, Wan Saiful pleaded not guilty to two charges including accepting bribery of RM6.9 million relating to Jana Wibawa project.
According to the charge Wan Saiful was alleged demanding money from Lian Tan Chuan as an aid for the company Nepturis Sdn Bhd.to get the project Central Spine Road: Sertik to the East Coast Highway Junction from the government of Malaysia by way of prequalification worth RM232 million at Royal Lake Club, Taman Tasik Perdana, April 2022.
Wan Saiful was also charged accepting a bribe of RM6.9 million via CIMB Bank Berhad account belonging to his company WSA Advisory Group Sdn. Bhd. from Maybank Islamic Berhad belonging to Nepturis Sdn. Bhd.
The money was a payment for the company involved to get an agreement letter of acceptance of the same project at CIMB Bank Berhad , Bukit Tunku branch here from 8th July until 30th September 2022. –Malaysia World News