The charges were brought against him under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today claimed trial to two new charges amounting to RM100,000 under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
He claimed trial when the charges were read out to him at the Sessions Court in Johor Bahru today.
If found guilty, he faces imprisonment of up to 15 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of the ill-gotten gain, or RM5 million, whichever is higher.
Speaking to reporters later, Syed Saddiq’s lawyer, Gobind Singh Deo, said the case has been transferred to the Kuala Lumpur sessions court.
Syed Saddiq also repeated his claim that Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal had approached him to persuade him to support the prime minister several days ago.
Two weeks ago, Syed Saddiq had pleaded not guilty to misappropriating RM1 million belonging to Bersatu Youth.
He was slapped with one charge of criminal breach of trust under Section 405 of the Penal Code over the allegation that he had withdrawn RM1 million in party funds from the bank without the top leadership’s consent.
If found guilty, he faces a jail term not exceeding 10 years and whipping, and would also be liable to a fine.
MALAYSIANOW / FMT