Sales exec claims trial in fake cert case


KUALA LUMPUR: A sales executive has claimed trial in the Sessions Court here for allegedly asking for a RM3,500 bribe in exchange for a fake diploma.

C. Vijayakumar, 34, was accused of soliciting the bribe from Muha­mad Amir Safwan Rusli at McDo­nald’s Bandar Sri Damansara at 2.40pm on Jan 18 last year.

The money was to help Muhamad Amir obtain a Diploma in Business Administration from the Infrastruc­ture University Kuala Lumpur under the name Mohd Amirul Hakim Rusdi.

Vijayakumar pleaded not guilty to the charge under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act before judge Azman Ahmad yesterday.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in jail or a fine not less than five times the amount of gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher.