Police deny offering Nicky Liow plea deal

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The police have never entered into plea bargains with anyone related to the investigation of businessman Nicky Liow, according to Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Mohd Kamarudin Md Din.

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He said all investigations were transparent in accordance with the law, and did not protect the interests of anyone, while the charge sheet was also prepared as directed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

He added that the investigation on Liow, 34, began on March 15 last year in connection with his involvement in organised crime and cases under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

“From the investigations, 68 raids were carried out around Selangor to detain Liow and his gang on March 20 last year, but he managed to escape.

“On April 9, 2021, 15 of Liow’s gang were charged under the section 130V of the penal code at Petaling Jaya Sessions Court. On the same date, Liow was also charged with the same offenses, in absentia,” he said in a statement today.

Commenting further, Kamarudin said, on September 30 last year Liow was discharged not amounting to an acquittal by Shah Alam High Court, following an application from the AGC to wait for the results of the money laundering investigations.

“On February 23 this year, Liow’s lawyer filed an appeal and successfully obtained a discharge amounting to an acquittal order.

“On March 8, the AGC took the case to the Court of Appeal,” he added.

Kamarudin said that, based on the decision of Shah Alam High Court, Liow through his lawyer sent a letter to the police expressing his willingness to surrender.

“On March 23, 26 charges were filed under section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act against Liow and an arrest warrant was obtained to ensure he did not flee the charges,” he said.

Yesterday, Liow surrendered himself at Bukit Aman and was subsequently detained.

Today at Shah Alam Sessions Court, Liow pleaded not guilty to 26 counts of money laundering and possession of ill-gotten gains of more than RM36 million from 2016 to 2021.


Earlier report:

Apr 12, Nicky Liow charged with 26 counts of money laundering