How to prepare for Companies Registry (CR) AML/CTF Compliance Inspection – A checklist for busy professionals
Since the implementation of the Companies Registry’s (CR) Guideline on Compliance of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Requirements for Trust or Company Service Providers (TCSPs) in March 2018, it is a requirement for TCSPs to take all reasonable measures to mitigate the risk of ML/TF; and to ensure that the AML/CTF requirements under the AMLO are complied […]
How to prepare for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) AML/CFT Compliance Review – A checklist for busy professionals
On 31 Dec 2019, the Malaysia’s Bank Negara (BNM) has issued a new guideline on Anti-Money Laundering, Countering Financing of Terrorist (AML/CFT) and Targeted Financial Sanctions for Designated Non-Financials Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) and Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) ( i.e. the AML/CFT and TFS for DNFBPs and NBFIs ), to be effective on 1 Jan […]
Since the implementation of Part VA of the Legal Profession Act on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, and the accompanying Legal Profession (Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism) Rules on 23 May 2015, the Law Society has conducted independent reviews on its members to assist the members in the compliance […]
Veteran lawyer suspended for breaching Law Profession Act AML/CFT Rules – How to conduct customer due diligence?
A veteran lawyer of 18 years’ standing was suspended in late-Sep 2017, from practice for two years and fined $100,000 for professional misconduct in a case relating to anti-money laundering (AML). In what had started out “innocuously” as an incident of breaching professional conduct rules, the case was eventually escalated into that of aiding money […]
With effect from 15 May 2015, ACRA has implemented an enhanced regulatory framework for corporate services providers (CSPs) to combat money laundering (ML) and the terrorism financing (TF). Under the enhanced regulatory framework, persons who wish to provide corporate services will need to register as Filing Agents (FAs) or Qualified Individuals (Qis). The new framework […]