More charged over gold investment scheme

More charged over gold investment scheme
(From left) Poh Weng, Wan Yee, Yee Yaw

They are alleged to have received illegal proceeds from Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd and transferred them to personal and company accounts.

The five are siblings Ng Wan Yee, 34, and Ng Yee Yaw, 32; Chiew Soo Ling, 49, Alex Yew Soo Hun, 37, and Tony Yao Kee Boon, 52.

The sister and brother are directors of Ng Advantage.

They are the children of Genneva business adviser Datuk Ng Poh Weng, 63, who was slapped with 155 money laundering charges on Friday.

Chiew is the wife of Genneva director Datuk Philip Lim Jit Meng, 56, who had been charged in two courts here with allegedly making a false statement, illegal deposit-taking and money laundering.

Ng Advantage, a company related to Genneva, was charged with 82 counts of money laundering yesterday.

Later yesterday, the sister and brother, and Chiew, Yew and Philip Lim were brought to the Shah Alam Sessions Court and charged with 102 counts of money laundering involving RM3.4 million (S$1.3 million).

Judge Noradidah Ahmad Hakim fixed RM80,000 (S$31,000) bail each for Lim and Wan Yee, RM30,000 (S$11,600) for Chiew, RM60,000 (S$23,200) for Yee Yaw and RM20,000 (S$7,700) for Yew.

She also allowed an application by DPP Mardziatun Nisa Ahamadul Kabir to transfer the case to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for a joint trial and set Oct 25 for mention.

In the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court, Wan Yee faces 82 charges, Yee Yaw 82, Chiew 26, Yew three, and Yao two.

They are said to have committed the offences at various banks between early 2011 and late last year. All claimed trial.

Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah allowed a prosecution application for the five to be tried jointly with the six Genneva officials.

He imposed bail of RM100,000 (S$38,500) on Wan Yee and Yee Yaw in two sureties, RM20,000 (S$7,700) for Yew and Yao and RM50,000 (S$19,300) on Chiew in one surety.

The judge allowed all to post bail by 10am tomorrow.

He ordered them to surrender their passports to the court and fixed Nov 27 for case management.

Mardziatun was assisted by DPP Raihanah Ab Razak while counsel A.S. Dhaliwal and Santiran Mogan appeared for the accused.

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