Direc­tor claims trial to 13 corruption charges

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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.

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