Amid the whopping 45 corruption, money laundering and criminal charges against Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today, eight stand out for having happened while he was in government and in charge of the Home Ministry.
The former deputy prime minister from July 2015 to May 2018 was charged with receiving a total of RM21.25 million in bribes in return for projects given out to private companies while he was home minister.
The Umno president faces 27 counts under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act, 10 counts for committing breach of trust under Section 409 of the Penal Code and 8 counts of receiving bribe under Section 16 (a)(b) of MACC Act 2009.
The 27 charges under Amla involve RM72,063,618.15 , while the 10 CBT charges involve RM20,833,132.99 and the eight charges of corruption RM21,250,000.
Therefore, if Zahid is convicted of those crimes, he may face the following punishments: Money laundering: Not less than 15 years in jail and a fine five times the sum of the proceeds from an unlawful activity or RM5 million, whichever is higher.
Criminal breach of trust: Imprisonment for no less than two years and not more than 20 years with whipping and a fine. Receiving a bribe: Jail sentence for not more than 20 years and a fine not less than five times the sum of bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher.
The punishments mentioned above are only accounted to one count of each charge. That said, Zahid may be facing approximately 405 years of imprisonment if he is guilty of the money laundering charges alone.
Rosmah Mansor Could Face Up To 255 Years In Jail If Convicted Of All 17 Money Laundering Charges
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who was slapped with 17 money laundering charges in court earlier today, could face up to 255 years in jail if she is convicted of all of them. According to Malaysiakini, Rosmah is being charged under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATF).
She had allegedly deposited over RM7 million into her personal account between 2013 and 2017. Rosmah could face a maximum jail term of 15 years and a fine five times the amount of the illicit activity or RM5 million, whichever is higher, for each of her charges if she is convicted. The bail for Rosmah was set at RM2 million after she claimed trial to all her charges