Melaka assemblyman to be charged

PUTRAJAYA: Melaka’s Sungai Rambai assemblyman Datuk Hasan Abd Rahman (pic) is set to be charged with misappropriation of funds under a National Blue Ocean Stra­tegy (NBOS) programme in 2016.

The chairman of the State Assembly Development and Coordination Committee (Japerun) for Sungai Rambai will be charged today at the Ayer Keroh Sessions Court.

Also facing charges is Japerun clerk Khuzaimah Abdullah.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya said Hasan and Khuzaimah were arrested by Melaka MACC yesterday.

They were released on MACC bail, she said in a statement.

She said the case was related to a “strategic linkage” initiative under the NBOS programme.

Under the Barisan Nasional administration, Hasan was the state agriculture and entrepreneur development committee chairman.

He has been Sungai Rambai assemblyman since 2008 and retained the seat in GE14 even though the state fell to Pakatan Harapan.