Director claims trial to 13 corruption charges
PETALING JAYA: Works Department director Datuk Khalid Omar pleaded not guilty to 16 charges of corruption and money laundering at the Malacca sessions court yesterday.
Khalid, 56, was charged with committing eight offences under Section 165 of the Penal Code, five charges under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and three under Section 4(1)(b) of the AntiMoney Laundering, AntiTerrorism Financing And Proceeds Of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Khalid as a civil servant is charged to have received RM196,200 cash from several contractors known to him. He faces a maximum of two years’ jail, a fine or both and a maximum of 20 years’ jail and fine up to five times the amount of bribe. He was also charged with having RM1.08 million in his personal savings account and faces not less than five years and fine not more than RM5 million or both upon conviction.
Khalid (centre) being led into court for proceedings yesterday.