Former Tanjung Offshore MD faces fraud charges

Former Tanjung Offshore MD faces fraud charges

Harzani Azmi, former managing director of Tanjung Offshore, has been charged with fraud and money laundering by a local court in Malaysia today.

Harzani, who was suspended by Tanjung Offshore in 2014, has been charged with fraudulently inducing Tanjung Offshore to acquire a 49% stake in Gas Generators in October 2013. He was also alleged to be involved in money laundering.

Harzani could face 15 years’ imprisonment.

The court will seek a joint trial for both charges on March 23.

In Feburary 2015, another two senior officials of Tanjung Offshore, Tan Sri Tan Kean Soon and Muhammad Sabri bin Ab Ghani, were accused by the company for alleged misconduct that may have contributed to the cancellation of Tanjung’s takeover of Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific.

Jason Jiang

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