KUCHING – The Special Corruption Court here Thursday set Oct 31 for preliminary hearing on two men charged with falsifying documents to deceive their former employer.
Nazri Usop, 39, was alleged to have falsified documents for claim to his then employer, Melur Gemilang Palm Oil Mill Sdn Bhd, for cleaning and painting work, worth RM7,500, which he knew had not been done.
The offence was allegedly committed on Jan 15 at the company’s office in Simunjan, Kota Samarahan.
The charge, under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and fine of not less than five times the sum or value of the false material, whichever is higher, if found guilty.
The second accused, Mohd Sofian Abdullah, 46, is charged with abetting Nazri in committing the offence.
They were allowed bail of RM8,000 in one surety each, with RM2,000 to be paid in cash to the court.
Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumba set Oct 31 for the preliminary hearing at the Kota Samarahan court, while the full hearing will be Nov 1 to 4 at the Kuching Special Corruption Court, and also ordered Nazri and Mohd Sofian to engage a lawyer.
The prosecution is conducted by prosecuting officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Ikhwan Mohd Ibrahim.