Suspended cop gets additional charge

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  • Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008

MYT 3:41:05 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Suspended Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Ramli Yusoff has been slapped with a further charge of not disclosing information about 20,000 units of his Telekom Malaysia shares last year. 

Comm Ramli, 56, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

He is alleged to have failed to comply with the terms of a notice dated July 17 last year issued by the Public Prosecutor to give a written statement under oath of all his assets. 

The notice, which expired on Sept 19 last year, was issued under Section 32(1)(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997. 

The senior police officer was said to have committed the offence at the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s office at the Anti-Corruption Agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya on Sept 17 last year. 

If convicted, he can be sentenced up to 20 years’ jail and fined a maximum of RM100,000 under Section 32(2) of the same Act. 

On Nov 1 last year, he had been charged with not disclosing information about two office units belonging to his sisters and his shares in a property company. 

Earlier, DPP Abdul Razak Musa asked for a mention date for a summons case against Comm Ramli.  

In the summons case under the Penal Code, Comm Ramli was accused of unlawfully engaging in business as the company director of Kinsajaya Sdn Bhd on April 25, 2006. 

DPP Razak, who is also director of legal and prosecution division of ACA, said the case would be tried separately as it involved different facts. 

Lawyer Datuk C. Vijaya Kumar told the court that lead counsel Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who was discharged from hospital on Monday, was currently on medical leave. 

He said Shafee would only be able to attend court proceedings on Thursday. 

Sessions Court judge Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusoff set five days from April 14 for trial of the summons case.

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