Ex-Perlis MB faces false claims, money laundering charges totalling £460k

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court is set to hear the case of former Perlis menteri besar, Azlan Man, who faces five charges of making false claims and five charges of money laundering. Judge Azura Alwi granted the prosecution’s request to transfer all five false claims charges to the Sessions Court, and a trial date is being sought.

Azlan, 64 years old, maintained his not guilty plea to all five false claim charges, which were brought under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009. The charges allege that Azlan submitted false overseas travel claims, amounting to more than US$1.18 million, between 2013 and 2017. The claims were for an overseas holiday in London that never took place, with the documents containing false particulars, including invoices and quotations for return air tickets and hotel accommodation.

The offences were allegedly committed at the Perlis State Secretary’s Office between December 2013 and December 2017. In addition to the false claims charges, Azlan also pleaded not guilty to five charges of receiving proceeds from unlawful activities, amounting to US$1.06 million. These offences were allegedly committed at various locations between February 19, 2014, and December 2017.

All the charges are framed under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, which is punishable under Section 4(1) of the same law. The case has been fixed for mention on September 8.

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Lee Shuyi

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