Malaysia: Alvin Goh, brother to be charged with money laundering involving RM2.14mil

Goh Leong Yeong – better known as Alvin Goh – who made headlines when he fled from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters last year will face money laundering charges amounting to RM2.14mil on Monday (April 12).

He will be brought before the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court together with his brother Goh Yeong Hui to face the charges, said the Immigration Department.

“The two brothers will be charged with accepting the money that was gained from illegal activities between September and November 2019. The charges are in connection with the arrest of hundreds of Chinese nationals in Cyberjaya two years ago,” it said in a statement.

The department said that its money-laundering crimes unit had carried out investigations and had seized RM482,508.19 from a company belonging to Alvin Goh.

“His company was found to have allowed immigrants to be at premises which he owns to carry out online scam activities,” it said.

The two brothers will also face charges under the Immigration Act.

In November 2019, the department busted the largest online scam syndicate, believed to be run by Chinese nationals, and arrested nearly 1,000 people at the syndicate’s headquarters in Cyberjaya.

Last year, Alvin Goh, who was remanded by the MACC due to alleged involvement in a Macau scam had escaped shortly after he was released and was to be rearrested.

The article has been summarised and the original full article can be found at thestar.com.my

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