MACC clarifies that Ahmad Maslan’s fine was punitive asset recovery

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Settlement in accordance with Amla.

Bernama

The RM1.1 million compound issued against Pontian MP Ahmad Maslan was a punitive act and a form of asset recovery under the country’s anti-money laundering law, according to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

In a statement released today, the MACC said Ahmad had previously been offered the compound deal in October 2019, but he chose to go to court instead.

“Accordingly, he was charged with two charges under Section 4 (1) and Section 32 (8) (c) of the AMLATFPUAA 2001 on January 20, 2020. During the trial period, he submitted representations and agreed to return to pay the compound,” it said.

The commission added that the settlement was in accordance with Section 92(1) of the Amla.