BY Fadley Faisal
A MALAYSIAN man is alleged to have dealt with tainted property and removed it, which landed him in court on a charge under the Criminal Asset Recovery Order on Tuesday.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Aeny Zullizam charged Tan Poh Hin, 43, with voluntarily assisting in the removal of a vehicle from Kampong Panchor Murai in July this year, while believing or suspecting it to be derived from an unlawful activity; and for failing to take reasonable steps to ascertain whether it was acquired lawfully.
Tan was alleged to have assisted in the removal of the tainted property out of Brunei to Miri, Sarawak.
Presiding Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu did not record any plea from the defendant to make way for further investigations, and adjourned the case to August 20.
The penalty under the Criminal Asset Recovery Order charge carries a BND500,000 fine or 10 years’ imprisonment, or both.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin