Former FGV Holdings senior GM charged with corruption

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A former senior general manager of FGV Holdings Berhad was charged in the Sessions Court here on Tuesday (Oct 20) with agreeing to accept RM10,000 to recommend a company to be appointed to do audit work to obtain the International Sustainable Carbon Certification (ISCC) for FGV Palm Industries Sdn Bhd.

Norazam Abdul Hameed, 52, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read out to him before judge Azman Ahmad.

He was charged with corruptly agreeing to receive for himself gratification of RM10,000 from one Mohd Rizal Md Kassim as an inducement to recommend Syarikat MRA Sustainable Solution to do audit work to obtain the ISCC certificate for Kompleks Keratong 9, Kompleks Palong Timur, Kompleks Maokil, Kompleks Bukit Sagu, Kompleks Lepar Hilir, Kompleks Serting Hilir, Kompleks Lepar Utara 06 and Kompleks Serting which belonged to FGV Palm Industries Sdn Bhd.

The offence was allegedly committed at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office, Jalan Cochrane here between 3.45am and 3.55pm on March 1, 2019.

The charge was framed under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 200, which is punishable under Section 24(1) of the same law, which provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of the gratification, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.

The court allowed him bail of RM7,000 with one surety and to report himself to the MACC office once a month. It also set Nov 20 for mention.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Diana Nor Azwa, from MACC, prosecuted while Norazam was represented by lawyer Mohd Hisyam Mad Nen.- Bernama

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