Asia Ceramic Marketing Sdn Bhd Dalam Siasatan Bank Negara Malaysia


Bank Negara raids Asia Ceramic premises
2009/07/23
BANK Negara Malaysia (BNM) has raided Asia Ceramic Sdn Bhd’s premises in Kua Lumpur following
complaints received from members of the public.
The central bank said in a statement today that it was investigating the company under 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 a valid licence while 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.
“Relevant assets and documents of the company were seized for the purpose of investigation,” BNM said.
It also reminded the public to be cautious of deposit-taking and investment schemes offered through various
channels such as the internet, phone calls or seminars conducted by individuals or companies not licensed or
approved by the relevant authorities.
The public may refer to the list of licensed institutions authorised to accept deposits which is available on
BNM’s website at http://www.bnm.gov.my.

Friday July 24, 2009

Bank Negara raids Asia Ceramic premises

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) raided the premises of Asia Ceramic Marketing Sdn Bhd on Wednesday following complaints from the public.

“Assets and documents of the company were seized,” said BNM in a press statement yesterday, adding that Asia Ceramic Marketing was being investigated under Section 24(1) of the Banking and Financial Instituitions Act 1989 and Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.

Although officials of Asia Ceramic Marketing declined to comment, an advisory has been published on its website telling distributors to stop all transactions for the time being.

According to the website, Asia Ceramic Marketing is “a trading and e-commerce company that produces compositions of ceramic and pottery products”.

To run their e-commerce platform, the company established the Ceramic Business Club (CBC) in 2007, which is claimed to be based on a network or multi-level marketing structure.

The CBC is essentially a pyramid scheme where distributors purchase membership with the club and partake in what the website terms business profit sharing. What makes them unique, says the company, is that membership in the CBC provides a risk-free, guaranteed income to distributors every month whereas other pyramid schemes require investors to actively recruit new members to gain an income. Further commissions are paid out for the recruitment of new distributors.

Some claim that there are two packages offered for membership into the CBC. One is worth RM155, and the other RM1,550.

Distributors are offered further perks such as Giant, KFC, and Pizza Hut vouchers as well as special travel packages.

BNM warned the public to “be cautious of deposit taking schemes and investment schemes offered by individuals or companies that are not licensed or approved by the relevant authorities.”

For a list of licensed institutions authorised to accept deposits, refer to BNM’s website, www.bnm.gov.my.

source: the star online

p/s: Semoga tiada unsur penipuan dalam perniagaan ini, kalau tidak ramai yang akan kehilangan wang. Penulis tidak terlibat dalam perniagaan Asia Ceramic ini.

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