“It seems like the Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has no choice but to accept whatever excuse is given,” Lim said.
“It doesn’t matter that the police has failed to explain why Wan Ahmad had to go through a foreigner to carry out structured deposits of less than A$10,000 in several territories throughout Australia.
“It also doesn’t seem to matter to the inspector-general that the money channelled by Wan Ahmad might have gotten mixed up with dirty money.
“But what is strangest to me is that Wan Ahmad made no effort at all to retrieve his hard-earned money for his children’s education because he said ‘it was too expensive’.”
Lim said that Wan Ahmad could have used the “No-Cure, No-Pay” legal service, where charges are only levied at clients after the money is retrieved.
Malaysian police have stood by Wan Ahmad after his account was frozen and seized last Friday by the Australian authorities over money laundering suspicions.
Fuzi said Wan Ahmad’s money came from the sale of his house in Shah Alam, worth RM700,000.
The IGP said Wan Ahmad had provided adequate justification for the need to acquire an overseas account for the sole purpose of funding his children’s education.
“It seems that people as ‘naive’ as Wan Ahmad now need to understand that Malaysian authorities can just accept the ignorance of the law as a valid reason,” Lim said.
“And the accused can now avoid prosecution by saying the he did not know that his actions had broken the law, including those of foreign countries.”