Dato’ Aliff Syukri’s two lawyers have requested the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to release the entrepreneur’s assets that were frozen and confiscated.
The MACC had taken away some of the 33-year-old’s assets back on 1st October, despite the entrepreneur denying any involvement with the “Macau Scam”.
The lawyers, Hasshahari Johari Mawi and Mohd Tajuddin Abdul Razak, had send a letter to MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki directly, requesting that both Aliff Syukri and his wife’s frozen assets to be released. The lawyers were reportedly hired by the pair to handle any legal matter.
According to a local portal, the application was made in accordance with the provisions of Section 44 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (Act 613). Aliff had previously denied his involvement with the “Macau Scam” syndicate, which is known for money-laundering, online gambling, and scam phone calls.
The controversial celebrity explained that he had always put effort into ensuring that his business is “halal” and legal. He also asked everyone to not make any accusations towards his business without any evidence, which he claims to have been operating legally.
Previously, Datin Alyaa & Chacha Maembong responded to “Macau Scam” accusations from netizens. Read about it here.