Financial Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is established within the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department in Bank Negara Malaysia to manage and provide comprehensive analysis on the financial intelligence received relating to money laundering and terrorism financing. The financial intelligence received may come from various sources such as STRs and CTRs received from the reporting institutions, local law enforcement agencies and foreign FIUs.

The financial intelligence information will be disseminated to the respective law enforcement agencies for further action.

The law enforcement agencies have the power to enforce the law under Part V of the AMLA for any offence that is committed or has reason to suspect the commission of an offence under their respective purview. To assist investigation, the enforcement agency may also request for financial intelligence from the FIU.