The central bank is investigating a local money changer which was allegedly involved in the transfer of RM10 million to London by Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hasan in 2008.Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) confirmed this yesterday but declined to comment further as investigations are ongoing."As part of standard investigating procedures, the bank shall inform the appropriate authorities of any findings which fall beyond the scope of the bank's purview for their further action."Once the investigation is completed, BNM will refer the matter to the Attorney-General's Chambers," it said in a statement to Malaysiakini.
Earlier, PKR's strategy director Tian Chua claimed that Mohd Hasan (left) could have broken the country's banking laws by allegedly transferring funds amounting to RM10 million through a money changer.Tian Chua also revealed that Mohd Hasan had used the services of Salamath Ali Money Changer Sdn Bhd to transfer the amount to London.
Hasan keeping silentBank Negara had yesterday said that Salamath Ali had contravened Section 30 of the Money-Changing Act 1998 and its licence had been revoked on Oct 26."BNM adheres to rigorous monitoring systems and processes in ensuring that our regulatees and licensees function effectively and responsibly as financial intermediaries in serving the needs of the public," it said.Mohd Hasan, who is also Rantau state assemblyperson, came under fire from the opposition during the ongoing state assembly sitting.