ALOR SETAR — Jan. 4, 2018: Three members of a family were charged here today with corruption and money laundering, involving RM11.7 million.
The accused are Immigration officer Mohd. Khairi Othman, 38, his wife Noorashikin Azmi, 38, and his sister Huziana, 49. All pleaded not guilty before judge Azman Abu Hassan.
Khairi, who was with the Immigration office in Putrajaya, was charged with two counts of corruption and 18 counts of money laundering, involving RM8.8 million.
On the corruption charges, he was alleged to have received RM100,000 and RM50,000 from two individuals in 2015.
He was alleged to have accepted the money as gratification to expedite the issuing of a letter for two companies.
Khairi was also charged with 18 counts of money laundering, involving the transactions of funds totaling RM8.7 million which was obtained from unlawful activities between 2015 and 2017.
Noorashikin, a company director, faced five counts of money laundering involving RM2.4 million which was allegedly proceeds from unlawful activities in 2016.
Huziana , a chief nurse at a government hospital here, was charged with abetting her brother by accepting RM500,000 from unlawful activities. The offence was allegedly committed in June 2016. — Bernama