KUALA LUMPUR: Former Tabung Haji (TH) chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and his brother were charged with receiving bribes and money laundering involving RM144.5 million, since December 2010.
Azeez and his brother, Abdul Latif were calm when they arrived at the Jalan Duta court complex at 8am today.
The duo pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi.
The Baling member of parliament was slapped with receiving RM5.2 million of graft and RM139.3 million of money laundering.
For the gratification charges, Azeez was alleged to have received kickback from Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd director Mohammad Redzuan Mohanan Abdullah as a reward for assisting the company to obtain road projects from the government through direct negotiations and selective tender worth RM197.8 million.
Source: NST Online