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Malaysia’s youngest ever minister charged with money laundering just weeks after being targeted by authorities for breach-of-trust offences

By Dan Byrne for AMLi

Malaysia’s youngest-ever cabinet minister has pleaded not guilty to money laundering after charges were brought against him this week.

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman – a 29-year-old representing the Muar constituency (roughly halfway between the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore) – was charged with two counts of money laundering involving a total of RM100,000 (€20,000).

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