PKR: Mohd Zin is Not a Clean Candidate, Allegedly Involved in Money Laundering


KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Apr: PKR today claimed that the candidate for the Sepang Parliamentary seat, Datuk Seri Ir Mohd Zin Mohamed, is involved in money laundering with two businessmen from Bangladesh.

According to PKR Political Bureau Member, R Sivarasiah, in 2000, Mohd Zin set up a company in Dakar Bangladesh along with two partners, Sheikh Farid Ahmad, who is known as Manik in Bangladesh, and Sheikh Riaz Ahmad.

Based on documents obtained, Mohd Zin has a stake of 49 percent and is shared with his partners in Malaysia, Mohamad Tahir Fazal Mohd, with 24 percent.

In 2004 Mohd Tahir made a report to the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) but was informed by the investigating officer that the case could be taken because they did not ‘get the green light from the top’.

“A sworn statement shows that 63 Cores of Taka (31 million at the time) was sent by Farid to Mohd Zin starting from August 2000 until 2004.

“The statement said that a part of the funds sent to Mohd Zin through Hundi (a term used in Bangladesh in relation to money laundering).

“At that time, he was the Minister of Public Works,” he said at a press conference at the PKR headquarters.

Later in 2007, Tahir made a report to the authorities in Dakar. Farid was arrested on July 27, 2007 and investigated. Finally he was found to be associated to the case.

Farid was sentenced to prison for seven years.

“These facts shows that Mohd Zin is known as the recipient of the RM31 million.

“I am referring to the sworn statement. Farid was sentenced in Bangladesh while Mohd Zin is still free,” added Sivarasa.

He further claimed that Mohd in also played a role so that Malaysian Airlines (MAS) was appointed by them (Silkways Cargo Services Ltd) as an agent in managing all ticketing and cargo transactions.

“I ask for the MACC to explain how Mohd Zin is regarded as a ‘clean candidate’ to contest in the GE-13 when he is associated with this matter,” he added.

In relation to that, Sivarasa will be making a police report at the Tropicana Police Station tomorrow so that investigations can be carried out by the police and MACC.

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