KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 – An owner of an advertising company was charged in the Ampang Sessions Court here today with six counts of money laundering, involving more than RM700,000, two years ago. Kuljit Kaur Ajeet Singh, 56, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges before Judge Syafeera Mohd. Said.
On the first count, Kuljit Kaur, who is the sole proprietor of Able Perfect Food, was charged with using the the company’s current account as a medium to carry out unlawful activities, while the second count was for using her personal saving account at Hong Leong Bank for the same purpose.
On the third charge, she was also alleged that to have transferred RM301,116, in proceeds from the unlawful activities from her Hong Leong Bank account to a current account, which are belonging to another company, Kittys Enterprise, which also belonged to her.
For the fourth and fifth count, the woman was charged with obtaining RM434,700 in proceeds from unlawful activities by cashing cheques belonging to Hong Leong Bank Berhad into Kittys Enterprise’s bank account. Kuljit Kaur, who is a single mother with two children, was also alleged to have used her current account at Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad as a tool to carry out the unlawful activities.
All the offences were allegedly committed at Pearl Avenue CIMB Bank Berhad branch, Pearl Avenue Shop, Jalan Pasir Mas, Kajang; Kajang Hong Leong Bank Berhad branch, No. 11&13 Jalan M/J1, Taman Majlis Jaya, Jalan Sungai Chua, Kajang and Kajang branch Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad between Sept 17, 2015 and Oct 5, 2015.
The charges were made under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Unlawful Activities Act 2001. She faces an imprisonment for up to 15 years and fine of not less than five times the proceeds obtained from the unlawful activities of RM5 million, whichever is higher, if found guilty.
The court allowed her bail of RM80,000 in one surety for all charges. She was also ordered to surrender her passport to the court. The woman was also ordered to report herself at the nearest police station on the 15th of every month pending disposal of the case. The court set May 29 for mention. — Bernama