RTD clerk, shop assistant claim trial to falsifying documents
ALOR STAR: A Road Transport Department (RTD) clerk and a shop assistant claimed trial at the Sessions Court here yesterday to falsifying documents with the intention to register four luxury cars at the RTD office in Kulim last year.
Nurul Hanim Abu Bakar, 32, and Nik Hazrihairi Nik Kassim, 34, were charged separately with four counts of falsifying documents for a Mitsubishi Grandis 2.4L (A), Toyota Estima 2.4L (A), Toyota Wish 1.8L (A) and Toyota Previa 2.4L (A) on Feb 16, June 1, June 21 and June 30, 2016, respectively.
They allegedly submitted six documents with false information for each of the cars with the intention to cheat Nurul Hanim’s principal officer into believing the documents were genuine.
Both of them were charged under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, which carries a maximum of 20 years’ jail and a fine not less than five times the value of the material and/or RM10,000, whichever is higher.
MACC deputy public prosecutor A. Hafiizh Abu Bakar asked the court for bail to be set at RM100,000 for each of the accused.
Nurul Hanim, from Selama, Perak, when asking the court for a lower bail, said she was due to deliver her baby in May and needed money for her child.
Judge Zanor Rashid Hussain set bail at RM10,000 for each of the charges for the duo and fixed April 27 for mention.
Both Nurul Hanim and Nik Hazrihairi, who were unrepresented, raised the bail.
It was reported that MACC, under Op Piang last year, arrested an RTD employee and her husband for allegedly being in cahoots with a cloned car syndicate.
The woman’s alleged role was to input into the RTD data system the car details, ultimately “legalising” them.
Nurul Hanim Abu Bakar being brought to the Sessions Court in Alor Star yesterday.