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Police Officer charged with failure to declare earnings


KUALA LUMPUR: A senior police officer was charged in the Sessions Court here today with failing to declare earnings from a commission of nearly RM1 million three years ago.

Former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah, 58, who is now with the Bukit Aman CID secretariat division, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Judge Mohd Nasir Nordin.

He was charged under Section 49(3) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 for failing to declare the earnings obtained from a commission of RM961,500 in his sworn statement dated Jan 8, 2014.

Ku was charged with committing the offence at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters at Block D6 of the Federal Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya between Dec 23, 2013, and Jan 21, 2014.

The offence carries a maximum fine of RM1 million or imprisonment of up to a year, or both, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi proposed bail of RM100,000 in one surety.
Ku’s lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent argued that the amount was unreasonable because there was no possibility of his client absconding as he was still with the Royal Malaysia Police after having served for 37 years.
He asked for bail to be set at RM10,000.

Judge Mohd Nasir set bail at RM30,000 in one surety and fixed Feb 23 for mention. – BERNAMA


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