KUALA LUMPUR: Two friends pleaded not guilty in a Sessions Court here Thursday for asking a bribe of RM100,000 from a boutique owner as an inducement to settle her husband's case last year.
Security firm general manager Noorasyikin A. Latiff was charged with asking a bribe of RM100,000 from Nur Aisyah Roling as an inducement to solve the case of her husband Datuk Baharuddin Hamzah who was detained by the Immigration Department.
Noorasyikin, 38, allegedly committed the offence at the Immigration Department's office in Presint 2, Putrajaya at about 2pm on Nov 30.
Kamaruzaman Jusoh, 42, a technical specialist of a semiconductor factory, faces a charge of asking the bribe from Nur Aisyah via a phone call by introducing himself as Rizalma from the Home Ministry to settle her husband's case.
Kamaruzaman allegedly committed the offence at the AEON Big supermarket in Wangsa Maju here at about 1.30pm on Dec 14.
Both were also jointly accused of attempting to accept the bribe from Nur Aisyah via one Mohd Rozaini Radzi for the same purpose.
To this charge, they allegedly committed the offence at Victoria Station restaurant in Jalan Ampang here at about 3.30pm on Dec 15.
Judge Azura Alwi later fixed bail of RM20,000 each pending mention on Jan 27.
They paid the bail.
Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah was the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy public prosecutor.
Counsel Munawar Kabir Mohd Zainal Abidin acted for Noorasyikin, while Datuk Mohd Radzuan Ibrahim appeared for Kamaruzaman.