AMLA in a Nutshell



  • Refresher



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Foundational – Regulatory / Anti-Money Laundering / Level 2


Learning Outcome

  • Explain money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Identify the laws and regulations related to anti-money laundering
  • Identify suspicious transactions and potential AMLA breaches as they perform their roles and responsibilities at work
  • Recognise the importance of preventing money laundering and terrorism financing activities


Course Synopsis

Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001 (AMLA) came into force on Jan 15, 2002. In March 2007, it was amended to include provisions to combat terrorism financing after the 9/11 tragedy in the United States, and the original title was expanded to become Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLATFA).


Course Content

Total learning: 8 lessons / 5 quizzes Time: 1 hour
  • Downloadable Notes  0/1

    • 1.1
  • Money Laundering  0/4

    • 2.1
    • 2.2
    • 2.3
    • Quiz2.1
  • Terrorism Financing  0/2

    • 3.1
    • Quiz3.1
  • AML/CFT Regulatory Framework  0/2

    • 4.1
    • Quiz4.1
  • Reporting Obligations Under AMLA  0/3

    • 5.1
    • 5.2
    • Quiz5.1
  • Summative Assessment  0/1

    • Quiz6.1


Saw Ann Ping

Saw Ann Ping has over 20 years’ experience in financial advisory, fund raising and consulting. Her areas of specialization are financial structuring, Islamic finance and privatisation. Her work has been recognised by various Malaysian and international bodies such as Euromoney and Islamic Finance News for its innovation. Her last position was head of wholesale banking for Hong Leong Islamic Bank. Prior to that, she was the head of corporate finance in RHB ISLAMIC Bank and head of corporate banking and debt securities in Utama Merchant Bank. Before becoming an investment banker, she was a management consultant with Arthur Andersen, involved in various advisory projects for the Asian Development Bank, KL International Airport and other Government agencies and the private sector. She was a speaker at China Development Bank’s Senior Policy Seminar in Beijing and at the Middle East Business Forum in Dubai on Islamic finance for infrastructure projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, majoring in Economics and Operations Research. She is the co-author of “The Islamic Finance and Sukuk Handbook – Where Shariah Meets Commercial Demands”.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points