Son of senior cop charged over false statement

KUALA LUMPUR - The son of a senior police officer has claimed trial to a charge of providing a false statement to an investigating officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Mohamad Azhan Hamza, 31, a businessman, was charged under Section 32(8)(c) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act with making the false statement over the sale of cars.

The statement was allegedly made between 1.45pm and 6.30pm on July 16 last year at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

The accused, who was accompanied by his father in court, pleaded not guilty at the Kuala Lumpur Special Corruption Sessions Court in Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim yesterday.

Justice Norsharidah Awang set bail at RM20,000 (S$7,000) and fixed mention for Nov 30.

If found guilty, the accused can be fined not more than RM1mil or jailed for not more than one year or both.

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