Thursday January 24, 2013
Genneva directors told to enter their defence
By TERENCE TOH
KUALA LUMPUR: Three directors and a former director of gold investment scheme company Genneva Sdn Bhd have been ordered by the Sessions Court here to enter their defence over 224 counts of money-laundering involving more than RM141mil.
Sessions judge Rozana Ali Yusoff ruled that the prosecution had successfully proven a case against directors Ng Poh Weng, 63, Marcus Yee Yuen Seng, 61, Chin Wai Leong, 37, and former director Liew Chee Wah, 59.
“After hearing witness testimonies, written submissions and authorities from both sides, I find the prosecution has proved a prima facie case against the defendants.
“I thereby call upon them to enter their defence,” said Rozana.
Ng, Yee, Chin and Liew face 93, 40, 61 and 30 charges of money-laundering, respectively.
They were accused of committing the offences between July 2008 and June 2009, and were charged under Section 4 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001.
Rozana also ruled that the four accused and the company would also have to enter their defence for additional charges under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (Bafia).
The four had been charged with accepting deposits from the public without a valid licence at Jalan Kuchai Lama here between November 2008 and July 2009.
Genneva Sdn Bhd was ordered to enter its defence for a charge of accepting deposits from the public without valid licence at the same time and place. All four accused said they would be giving sworn evidence during the trial.
Ng, Yee and Chin were represented by Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, while Liew was represented by Keppy Wong.
DPP Mardziatun Nisa Ahamadul Kabir, Alvin Ong Heng Keat and Hashley Tajudin represented the prosecution.
The trial continues on March 15.