Former clerk charged with misappropriating RM2.4mil scholarship fund

MELAKA: A former Melaka Education Trust clerical assistant has pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to 146 counts of misappropriating scholarships totalling RM2.4mil.

Mohd Hanafi Ismail’s plea was recorded before Judge Mohd Nasir Nordin on Wednesday (Aug 28)

The 31-year-old is charged with committing the offences at Unit Kewangan Tapem in Ayer Keroh between Jan 23,2017 and Dec 22,2018.

If found guilty under Section 408 of the Penal Code, he faces a maximum 14-year jail term, whipping and a fine upon conviction.

The accused was represented by Emirul Sarifudin Nor Azmi, Ahmad Hafiz A. Bakar and Kenneth Kasa, while Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission officers, Irwan Shah Abdul Samat dan Nik Haslinie Hashim, appeared for the prosecution.

The court granted a bail of RM250,000 and one surety for all the charges and fixed Oct 2 as the mention date.


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