RTD clerk, shop as­sis­tant claim trial to fal­si­fy­ing doc­u­ments

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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.

PIC BY SHARUL HAFIZ ZAM

Nu­rul Hanim Abu Bakar be­ing brought to the Ses­sions Court in Alor Star yes­ter­day.

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