KUALA LUMPUR: A former company manager appointed by Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) was charged with two counts of money laundering involving a sum of RM735,500 at the sessions court today.
Noraffendi Omar, 45, who worked as a manager of food coupons issued to passengers during flight delays pleaded not guilty in front of Judge Dr Gan Chee Keong to the charges against him.
According to both the charges, the accused had allegedly received RM188,000 and RM547,500 which were from illegal activities from an account belonging to a food supply company Raisha Gold Ventures at RHB Bank Bhd, Menara Shell KL Sentral branch.
Both the charges were allegedly committed at RHB Bank Bhd, Ground Floor, Lot 348 Sentral, Menara Shell KL Sentral, between Sept 21, 2015 and May 19,2016.
He was charged under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, which provides an imprisonment of not more than 15 years and shall also be liable to a fine of not less than five times the sum of value of the proceeds from illegal activities, or RM5 million, whichever is higher, if found guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.
The prosecution appealed for the case to be transferred to Shah Alam sessions court to be heard together with the cases against the accused there.
The court did not allow bail as the accused who is still single had no family members present in court today.