Ex-Genneva adviser slapped with 7 forgery charges

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KUALA LUMPUR: The former business adviser to Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Ng Poh Weng, was charged in the Sessions Court yesterday with seven counts of forgery for allegedly submitting falsified documents to Bank Negara Malaysia during its investigation into the gold investment company.

The charges were for each of the seven invoices dated between June 15 and Nov 2, 2011. He is accused of committing the crime on Dec 20, 2012, and was charged in his personal capacity under Section 147 of the Penal Code. Should he be found guilty, he could face up to two years in jail, a fine, or both.

Ng, 64, pleaded not guilty to all charges. Judge Norsharidah Awang set bail at RM15,000 and fixed Oct 8 for case management.

In September 2013, Ng was charged in another Genneva-related case, involving 155 counts of money laundering, along with five other former directors and business advisers.

If convicted, they face a fine of up to RM5 million, or a jail term of  up to five years, or both, under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.

Counsel AS Dhaliwal represented Ng yesterday, while DPP Nurshuhaida Zainal Azahar prosecuted.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on September 9, 2014.