Health staff held over fraud, two charged with il­le­gal acts

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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 .

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