Rabu, Mac 21, 2012
Memalukan apabila seorang setiausaha politik menteri dihadapkan di mahkamah. Yang menjadi persoalan duit siapa sebanyak RM935,000 itu. Adakah Hasbie menjadi kambing hitam? Kita tunggu keputusan mahkamah yang akan membicarakan Hasbie yang merupakan bekas setiausaha politik, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.
A former aide to a federal minister claimed trial to 28 counts of money laundering amounting to RM935,000 in the Sessions Court here yesterday.
Hasbie Satar, 39, the former political secretary to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, was accused of depositing the money into the accounts of 11 people, mostly his family members.
He allegedly committed the offences at various banks in Salak Tinggi, Bandar Baru Bangi and Putrajaya between Dec 4, 2008 and June 18, 2009.
Private discussion: Hasbie (second from right) listening to Sheelan at the Shah Alam Sessions court yesterday. — AZMAN GHANI / The Star
Hasbie, who was in a grey suit and appeared calm, was charged under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 and faces maximum five years’ imprisonment or fine up to RM5mil or both.
DPP Anselm Charles Fernandis requested Judge Aslam Zainuddin to set bail at RM100,000 with one surety for all charges.
The prosecution also applied for the court to transfer the case to a Butterworth Sessions Court but this was rejected.
(Hasbie was charged with money laundering involving RM2mil at the court in Butterworth in February last year.)
However, counsel Y. Sheelan Samuagam said the bail amount was excessive.
Sheelan said his client was granted RM60,000 bail by the Butterworth Sessions Court and asked for the court to set bail at RM30,000.
Aslam set bail at RM90,000 with one surety and ordered that all 28 counts to be heard together before fixing April 20 for mention.