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High Court confirms acquittal of former KL CID chief

 | November 22, 2017

The police officer had been charged with failing to declare his source of earnings in a sworn statement.

Ku-Chin-Wah--1KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today upheld the decision to acquit and discharge former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Ku Chin Wah on a charge of failing to declare his source of earnings four years ago.

Judge Azman Abdullah made the decision after dismissing an appeal by the prosecution against the Sessions Court’s decision on Ku on May 26, 2017. Ku is now with Bukit Aman CID’s secretariat.

Deputy public prosecutors Armadajaya Awang Mahmud and Budiman Lutfi Mohamed appeared for the prosecution, while counsel Geethan Ram Vincent represented Ku.

On May 26, judge Sohaini Alias had acquitted and discharged Ku of the charge after the prosecution failed to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt at the end of the defence case.

Ku was charged with deliberately failing to comply with the public prosecutor’s notice under Section 49 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, dated Dec 23, 2013, when he failed to declare his source of earnings in a sworn statement dated Jan 8, 2014.

He was charged with committing the offence at the MACC headquarters, Block D6, Putrajaya, between Dec 23, 2013, and Jan 21, 2014.

The charge, under Section 49(3) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, carries a fine of up to RM1 million or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, if convicted.


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