Health staff held over fraud, two charged with illegal acts
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) detained two officers, including a doctor, from a district health department for allegedly being involved in fraudulent claims, amounting to RM900,000, on Tuesday.
Johor MACC director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani said in a statement yesterday the suspects were allegedly involved in making 59 payment vouchers for some materials, amounting to RM900,000, between 2015 and 2016.
The materials never reached the department and the vouchers involved six services companies.
The doctor, aged 55, and a 30-year-old general clerk, were picked up on Tuesday night.
In IPOH, a former Malaysian Rubber Development Corporation Berhad (Mardec) processing factory manager claimed trial to two counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving more than RM18 million, in the sessions court yesterday.
Muhammad Faizal Sudin, 39, now selfemployed was the manager of Mardec Processing Sdn Bhd, Bota Kanan, Bota, where the offences were allegedly committed.
On the first count, he is alleged to have misappropriated a sum of RM767,466 entrusted to him between August and December 2011.
On the second charge, he allegedly misappropriated RM17,412,985 entrusted to him between January and October 2012.
Judge S. Indera Nehru fixed bail at RM400,000 with two sureties, and also ordered the accused’s passport to be surrendered to the court.
The accused was also ordered to report to the nearest police station once a month. The case will be mentioned on Nov 25. In PETALING JAYA, an oil palm plantation owner pleaded not guilty in the Keningau sessions court yesterday for receiving bribes involving some RM8.9 million.
The MACC in a statement yesterday said Kim San, 55, was accused under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 for receiving money amounting to RM8,996,000 via six cheques through illegal means.
“This is the second charge against Kim San after he was charged with a former general manager of Sabah Land Development (SLDB), George Juaari Majid, 63, with CBT on Tuesday.
“Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 carries a maximum fine of RM5 million or imprisonment of up to five years or both, on conviction,” MACC said in a statement yesterday.
Kim San was accused of carrying out the illegal act between May and September 2013 in Keningau, Sabah.
Justice Abu Bakar Manat set bail at RM100,000 in two sureties.
The judge also scheduled Oct 27 for remention of the case.
(Top) The two women suspects being brought to court yesterday. Muhammad Faizal being escorted to court .