Malaysian man hires lawyer in tainted property case

Fadley Faisal

A Malaysian man alleged to have dealt with tainted property has hired a lawyer, who asked for time to look into the case documents.

Tan Poh Hin, 43, is now represented by Defence Counsel Rozaiman Abdul Rahman.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Aeny Zullizam charged Tan of voluntarily assisting in the removal of a vehicle from Kampong Panchor Murai sometime 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, a charge under the Criminal Asset Recovery Order.

Tan was alleged to have assisted in the removal of the tainted property out of Brunei to Miri, Sarawak.

Senior Magistrate Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman adjourned the case for September 3, while the defendant remains under remand.

The penalty under the Criminal Asset Recovery Order charge carries a BND500,000 fine or 10 years’ imprisonment, or both.