AC­QUIT­TED

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to fail­ing to de­clare his ac­qui­si­tion of RM961,500 in com­mis­sion in a sworn dec­la­ra­tion.

He al­legedly com­mit­ted the of­fence at the MACC head­quar­ters in Putrajaya be­tween Dec 23, 2013, and Jan 21, 2014.

Ku was charged un­der Sec­tion 49(3) of the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing and Anti-Ter­ror­ism Fi­nanc­ing Act 2001, which car­ries a max­i­mum RM1 mil­lion fine or jail term of not more than a year, or both, upon con­vic­tion.

Coun­sel Datuk Geethan Ram Vin­cent rep­re­sented Ku while deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Budi­man Lutfi Mo­hamed pros­e­cuted.

In Pe­tra Jaya, a Sarawak Home Min­istry se­nior en­force­ment of­fi­cer claimed trial at the Kuch­ing Spe­cial Court to three counts of ac­cept­ing bribes from a VCD and DVD seller two years ago.

Omar Mohd Ba­hari, from the min­istry’s Film Cen­sor­ship Divi­sion, pleaded not guilty to three charges of ac­cept­ing RM5,250 be­fore judge Nixon Kennedy Kum­bong.

On the first charge, Omar, 54, was ac­cused of ac­cept­ing RM1,750 from Richard Hii Ding Yin at a ho­tel cafe in Jalan Tun Ju­gah, Kuch­ing, at 9.55pm on June 18, 2015, as an in­duce­ment not to take ac­tion against Hii for op­er­at­ing 11 premises sell­ing pi­rated VCDs and DVDs in Sibu.

The sec­ond and third charges were for ac­cept­ing the re­main­ing amount of the bribe, via bank trans­fer, from the same per­son at two lo­ca­tions on July 7 and July 27 the same year.

Nixon set bail at RM15,000 in two sureties and fixed four days for hear­ing be­gin­ning Aug 1.

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