Friday, October 30, 2020

Former Malaysian communications deputy director charged in bribery case

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A former Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) deputy director was charged at the Sessions Court here today with three counts of bribery amounting to RM87,000.

Mohd Iskandar King was charged under Section 16 (a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MAAC) Act 2009. He could also face punishment under Section 24 of the same act.

The 42-year-old claimed trial after the charges were read to him before judge Azura Alwi.

In the first charge, he was accused of receiving RM50,000 as a reward for helping OCK Setia Engineering Sdn Bhd get a project from MCMC.

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He was accused of receiving the bribe from OCK Setia Engineering consultant Mohd Azuzi Mohamed Kamil at a Starbucks Coffee branch at IOI City Mall in Putrajaya in September.

In the second charge, Iskandar was accused of receiving a cheque from Azuzi worth RM18,500 which was deposited into his wife’s account at the Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Resort on June 23, 2015.

He was also accused of receiving a CIMB cheque in his name worth RM18,500 from Azuzi at the same date and location.

Azura set bail at RM20,000 with one surety and ordered Iskandar to surrender his passport to the court until the case is complete.

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The court fixed Jan 16 for mention.

Iskandar was represented by lawyer R Sivahnanthan while the case was prosecuted by Siti Norhafizan Zakaria.

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