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Bank Negara Malaysia has commenced investigations into Genneva Sdn Bhd and Etika Emas Estet Sdn Bhd under suspicion of conducting illegal deposit taking activities in breach of Section 25(1) Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA) and Section 4(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA). Section 25(1) of BAFIA 1989 prohibits any person from receiving, taking, or accepting deposits without having a valid license, whereas Section 4(1) of AMLATFA 2001 prohibits any person from engaging in, or attempting to engage in, or abetting the commission of money laundering activities.

The raids on Genneva Sdn Bhd and Etika Emas Estet Sdn Bhd were conducted today at their premises in Klang Valley following information received from members of the public. Relevant assets and documents of the company were seized for the purpose of investigation.

Members of the public are reminded to be cautious of deposit taking schemes and investment schemes offered through various channels such as the internet, phone calls, or seminars conducted by individuals or companies that are not licensed or approved by the relevant authorities.

Members of the public may refer to the list of licensed institutions authorized to accept deposits which is available on Bank Negara Malaysia's website (

For further enquiries, members of the public can contact Bank Negara Malaysia at the following contact points:

BNMTELELINK (Customer Service Call Centre)
Tel: 1-300-88-5465
Fax: 03-21741515

BNMLINK (Customer Service Walk-In-Centre)
Block D, Bank Negara Malaysia ,
Jalan Dato' Onn, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
(Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

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Last Updated Date : 24 July 2009

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