Gnanaraja arrested by MACC, set to face more charges

Gnanaraja arrested by MACC, set to face more charges

PUTRAJAYA: Businessman G. Gnanaraja, 38, who is already facing charges of cheating will be hauled to court again over 68 money laundering offences involving RM11.4mil, he was arrested again by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Sunday.

He is to be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today.

He was arrested at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters around 11.40am yesterday after prosecutors received the go-ahead from the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“There are multiple charges against him with money involved said to be RM11.4mil,” said a source.

In return, Gnanaraja would help “settle” an ongoing investigation by anti-graft officers on Consortium Zenith Constructions Sdn Bhd, the main contractor of the Penang under­sea tunnel project.

He pleaded not guilty.

The MACC said he will face several more charges for offences under laws of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA) at the Kuala Lumpur sessions court early on Monday, following an order from the Attorney-General Chambers.

He allegedly convinced managing director of Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli in 2017 that he could “resolve and bury” a MACC investigation on the company over the undersea tunnel project.

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