Malaysia: What is money laundering?

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FORMER prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has been slapped with numerous counts of money laundering. As has lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah. Under a law that goes by the mouthful of a title – Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

The public is intrigued. What is this crime of money laundering?