KUALA LUMPUR — Jan. 21, 2020: Johor Baru Umno division chief Tan Sri Shahrir Samad and Pontian MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan have pleaded not guilty on money laundering charges.
Maslan, also a former deputy finance minister, was also charged with giving a false statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
The money laundering charge for Shahrir involves RM1 million and for Maslan, the RM2million he allegedly received from former prime minister Najib Razak and not declaring it when filing his tax returns for 2013.
Shahrir is also accused of not declaring the money when filing his tax returns for 2013.
He is said to have received the RM1 million from Najib via an AmIslamic Bank cheque which was cashed into his Public Islamic Bank account the next day.
Judge Azura Alwi set bail at RM350,000 with one surety and ordered Shahrir’s passport to be surrendered to the court while for Maslan, Judge Azman Ahmad set bail at RM500,000 and also ordered the same for his passport.