Malaysia

Asia Media founder sought by Securities Commission over money laundering offences | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The Securities Commission (SC) has issued a call for assistance from the public to establish the whereabouts of a wanted person in connection with offences under anti-money laundering laws.

In a statement today, SC said Wong Shee Kai also known as Ricky Wong was wanted under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

The search today followed a warrant of arrest issued against Wong by the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court on Dec 27 last year, for failing to appear before the SC’s investigating officer as required under the law.

“If found to be in breach of Section 32 (3)(a) of the anti-money laundering law, Wong will, upon conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding RM3 million, imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or both under Section 32(8) of the same act,” the statement said, adding they

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Minister: IGP’s remarks on MCO until June just personal view, decision to extend still hinges on MOH | Malaysia

Police personnel conduct checks on vehicles during a roadblock in Section 7, Shah Alam April 15, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Police personnel conduct checks on vehicles during a roadblock in Section 7, Shah Alam April 15, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia’s top cop’s remarks yesterday that the movement control order (MCO) could possibly be extended to June is just his personal opinion, as the government’s decision whether to extend such an order would depend on the Health Ministry’s views, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

Ismail Sabri was asked to comment on Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador’s remarks yesterday on a possible extension of the MCO to June if Malaysians remain stubborn in complying with the MCO.

“About the statement made by the inspector-general of police, that may be his view, but whatever it is, the decision whether to extend or not, it depends on the Health Ministry’s advice,” Ismail Sabri said during a press conference

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Muhyiddin inspects implementation of Prihatin package at Finance Ministry | Malaysia

A live broadcast of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin unveiling the special Covid-19 stimulus package in Kuala Lumpur March 27, 2020. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
A live broadcast of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin unveiling the special Covid-19 stimulus package in Kuala Lumpur March 27, 2020. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

PUTRAJAYA, April 2 ― Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today visited the Economic Stimulus Implementation & Coordination Unit Between National Agencies (Laksana) at the Ministry of Finance here to monitor the implementation of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) announced last Friday.

Muhyiddin said Laksana is responsible for ensuring the initiatives worth RM250 billion announced under Prihatin package is well implemented.

“I understand the allocation channels to register taxi drivers and tour guides would be carried out starting today.

“I hope the registration and review process for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) would proceed smoothly,” he said.

During the visit, Muhyiddin was briefed by the National Budget Office director cum Laksana unit head Johan Mahmood Merican on the operation of Prihatin

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