Nafas exec charged for taking bribes

KUALA LUMPUR: A former senior finance manager at the National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to three counts of graft involving RM6,000 over contract payments relating to Nafas’ warehouses in Sabah and Sarawak.Muhammad Saiful Iskandar Kassim, 43, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before judge Azura Alwi.

According to the charge sheet, the accused allegedly obtained RM2,000 in three transactions from Mohd Nazim Ariff Nazir Ariff, a contractor, through wire transfers via his Maybank account.

The monies are an inducement to speed up the process of payment for a contract involving the transportation of fertilisers from Nafas’ warehouses.The offences were allegedly committed at Level 1, Tower A, Dataran Maybank, No. 1 Jalan Maarof here between Dec 10, 2015 and Feb 26, 2016.

Deputy public prosecutor Fadhli Ab Wahab proposed a RM30,000 bail.

The court fixed bail at RM20,000 in one surety and ordered for the accused to surrender his passport and report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office every month. The case is set for mention on Sept 25.

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