RMAF clerk charged with sub­mit­ting false claims

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A clerk at the R o y a l Ma l a y s i a n A i r Fo r c e (RMAF), who suf­fers from slipped disc, was charged in the Ses­sions Court yes­ter­day with seven counts of sub­mit­ting false per­sonal med­i­cal claims, to­talling RM11,459, four years ago.

Siti Nor Hakiki Ab­dul­lah, 38, who was wheel­chair-bound, ar­rived at the court with her face cov­ered and was ush­ered in by Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) of­fi­cers.

Clad in a white baju ku­rung, she pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her be­fore Judge Al­laudeen Is­mail.

Her hus­band, who sat at the pub­lic gallery, tried to hold back his tears when Siti Nor Hakiki en­tered the dock with the help of MACC of­fi­cers.

The mother of two was charged with us­ing seven med­i­cal fa­cil­ity ex­penses forms con­tain­ing false in­for­ma­tion on her pur­chase of var­i­ous types of non-ex­is­tent med­i­ca­tions.

The of­fences were al­legedly com­mit­ted at the RMAF’s Lo­gis­tics Base of­fice here be­tween Aug 12 and Dec 10, 2013.

She was charged un­der Sec­tion 18 of the MACC Act 2009, which car­ries a fine at least five times the amount of cor­rup­tion, and a max­i­mum 20 years’ im­prison- ment, upon con­vic­tion.

Deputy Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor Siti Syakimah Ibrahim asked the court to set bail at RM10,000 with one surety for all the charges.

How­ever, the ac­cused, who was un­rep­re­sented, pleaded for a min­i­mum bail as she was the sole bread­win­ner of her fam­ily.

“My hus­band, who is a former soldier, is job­less, and I have to take care of my mother,” she said.

The court set bail at RM6,000 with one surety and or­dered her to sur­ren­der her pass­port to the court.

Al­laudeen fixed July 26 for men­tion and doc­u­ment sub­mis­sion.

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