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Former Mara Inc chairman charged with corruption, money laundering involving RM20 million

Mohammad Lan Allani is charged with 17 counts of receiving bribes, three counts of attempting to receive bribes and two counts of money laundering.

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Former Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd (Mara Inc) chairman Mohammad Lan Allani was today charged in two Sessions Courts with 22 counts of corruption and money laundering totalling RM20.45 million involving property deals in Melbourne, Australia.

Lan, 65, pleaded not guilty to the charges which were read out separately before judges Azura Alwi and Rozina Ayob.

He is charged with 17 counts of receiving bribes, three counts of attempting to receive bribes and two counts of money laundering for, among others, approving a proposal paper titled “Proposed Acquisition of a Student Accommodation Building and a Commercial Retail Block known as Dudley International House, 7-13 Dudley Street, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145, Melbourne, Australia” between 2012 and 2013.

The offences were allegedly committed at various locations, including Solaris Mont Kiara, Maybank Mont Kiara Branch, a restaurant in Bukit Kiara and CIMB Bank in Jalan Sagunting, Kota Kinabalu.

He was allowed bail of RM400,000 with one surety and ordered to surrender his passport to the court until disposal of his case.

The courts fixed April 8 for case mention.

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