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HomeMalaysia NewsCo-Founder of Local Airline and Family Arrested Under AMLA : Report

Co-Founder of Local Airline and Family Arrested Under AMLA : Report

The co-founder of a local airline and several family members have been arrested under the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA). Authorities suspect the individuals of engaging in financial activities that may be related to money laundering. The investigation is ongoing, and further details have not been disclosed at this time. The arrests have raised concerns about the airline’s operations and the potential implications for its passengers and business partners.

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In a recent development, the co-founder of a prominent local airline, bearing the honorific title ‘Datuk,’ was taken into custody along with his wife and son by the police. The arrest took place in Shah Alam, and it is part of ongoing investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).

The 57-year-old Datuk, who is also a shareholder of the airline, was apprehended alongside his 55-year-old wife and their 26-year-old son at their residence at approximately 5.30 pm. The arrests were confirmed by the Director of the Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department, Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf.

He further mentioned that the police intend to submit remand applications for the three individuals, signifying that they will be held for further questioning and investigation.

The specific reasons for their arrest under AMLA have not been disclosed in this initial report. However, such actions typically involve suspicions of financial irregularities, money laundering, or connections to unlawful activities. Further details are expected to emerge as the investigation progresses.