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Syed Saddiq Arrives In Court In Money Laundering Case Trial

Syed Saddiq, former youth and sports minister, arrived at the Johor Baru session court to face two cases of money laundering amounting to RM100,000. He was seen at the court today at 9 AM with his lawyer Gobind Singh Deo and his family members. Saddiq, who is MP from Muar, earlier pleaded not guilty before session court judge last month during the hearing. According to the charge sheet, he was allegedly engaged in money laundering activities by transferring money into his bank.

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According to reports, the two alleged offences were committed at the Maybank Islamic Berhad Taman Perling branch, Johor Baru on 16 and 19 June 2018.

He was charged under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Anti -Money Laundering, Prevention of Financing of Terrorism and Proceeds from Illegal Activities Act 2001 (Act 614).

If convicted, he can be sentenced to a maximum of 15 years imprisonment and a fine of up to five times the value of the proceeds of illegal activities or RM5 million or whichever is higher.