AML 13.4 Guidance

Past version: effective from 14/07/2013 - 31/01/2017
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1. Relevant Persons are reminded that in accordance with Article 16 of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2002, Relevant Persons or any of their Employees must not tip-off any person, that is, inform any person that he is being scrutinised for possible involvement in suspicious activity related to money laundering, or that any other competent authority is investigating his possible involvement in suspicious activity relating to money laundering.
2. If a Relevant Person reasonably believes that performing CDD measures will tip-off a customer or potential customer, it may choose not to pursue that process and should file a SAR. Relevant Persons should ensure that their Employees are aware of and sensitive to these issues when considering the CDD measures.
Derived from RM117/2013 [VER9/07-13]