Umno lawyer to face charges over RM15 mil money laundering

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a lawyer, known for representing Umno, over his alleged involvement in money laundering of up to RM15 million.

The 47-year-old is expected to be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court tomorrow, said a source.

Earlier today, the lawyer was arrested at 4.20pm after he arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to give his statement.

The source revealed the man allegedly accepted the money, in the form of several cheques amounting to RM15 million, between 2014 and 2015.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the arrest of the man.

He said the man will face two charges under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.