The Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Division is a division responsible for conducting investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA). This division comprise four main branches, namely the AMLA Branch, Operation Target Branch (OTC), Forfeiture of Properties (FOP) Branch as well as the Planning and Coordination Branch (Secretariat).
In addition, this Division cooperates with local and international Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) to facilitate investigations as anti-money laundering investigations are becoming increasingly complex and involve cross-border efforts.
Manage investigations for offences under AMLATFPUAA 2001
Manage financial analysis and money trail for an AMLA investigation on cases related to proceeds of corruption
Manage investigation assistance under AMLA for the Investigation Division/14 MACC State Offices involving freezing/seizure/forfeiture under AMLATFPUAA 2001
Monitor and provide consultation for investigations under AMLATFPUAA 2001 conducted by the Investigation Division/14 MACC State Offices
Provide consultation to Investigation Officers on AMLA investigation and gathering of statements for AMLA investigations to ensure compliance with the guideline issued by APG/FATF
Conduct investigation on AMLA cases involving values exceeding RM500,000, as well as high-profile and public interest cases (HPPI)
Provide explanations and information on AMLA investigation to new recruits undergoing training at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) and government agencies involved in AMLA investigations.
Operation Target Branch
Conduct intelligence gathering based on proactive investigation and intelligence-based investigation, particularly involving information verification and interception
Conduct profiling on target/company/bank account/dossier, checks on Cash Threshold Report (CTR) and Suspicious Transaction Report (STR) Database
Conducting ground work, such as site visit and verification of offence and target, as well as identifying rules and procedures related to the case
Financial investigation – Money Trail (Reverse or Forward Tracing) and use of i2 equipment
Practise meticulousness in analysing statement and evidence procurement to verify its application, whether at the proof of statement stage in court, or other holistic approaches
Quick response in conducting analysis meticulously and in a timely manner as and when necessary.
Planning and Coordination Branch
Conduct administrative and secretariat activities for AML Division
Act as representative (Working Group) in the National Coordination Committee (NCC) of the Central Bank of Malaysia in the anti-money laundering aspect.
Act as the member of Ultimate Beneficial Owners on behalf of MACC
Foster cooperation with banking and financial institutions, coordinate reference cases from the Internal Revenue Board (IRB) as well as provide statistics and templates required by the NCC of the Central Bank of Malaysia.
Conduct Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) based on AML/CFT perspective
Manage presentation of cases, typology studies as well as evaluations at the national an international level, such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)
Forfeiture of Properties (FOP) Branch
Conduct investigation on forfeiture of property cases to forfeit properties.
Opening of Investigation Paper (IP) is only made by the Headquarters for value of forfeiture exceeding RM250,000 as well as HPPI cases.
Prepare Notice of Motion/Notice of Application/Supporting Affidavit and file case in court for forfeiture purposes.
Manage, maintain and dispose of seized and forfeited properties.
Conduct monitoring and assist in forfeiture of properties at MACC Divisions, State and Branch Offices.