Contractor in Ipoh fined RM10,000 for falsifying documents

IPOH A 52-year-old contractor has been fined RM10,000 in default of nine months' jail for falsifying documents.

Syed Basri Syed Lin pleaded guilty before Session Court judge S. Indra Nehru at the Ipoh Sessions Court here Tuesday (Feb 23).

Syed Basri, who was unrepresented, committed the offence at Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah in Slim on Nov 6,2018.

According to the charge sheet, he fraudulently used a genuine document for completion of work on water supply maintenance, panel overhauls and water supply system project at the polytechnic's pump house involving a value of RM5,200.

He was charged under Section 471 of the Penal Code.

Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commissioner (MACC) Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin said an agreement for the fine was made through plea appeal under Section 172A of the Criminal Procedure Code.

In a separate case, a 53-year-old contractor claimed trial for two bribery charges filed against him.

Lai Kim Seong pleaded not guilty to the charges after it was read to him before Indra Nehru.

For the first charge, Lai is accused of giving RM700 as a bribe to MyEG Sdn Bhd customer service officer to issue three temporary foreign worker permits (PLKS) at a restaurant in Ipoh around 11.40am on Jan 18,2017.

For the second charge, Lai was accused of giving RM1,000 to another officer from the same company to issue two PLKS at a shopping mall in Ipoh Garden here, at 3.55pm on Feb 13,2017.

He was charged under Section 16(b)(A) of the MACC Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24(1) of the same Act that carries a jail term up to 20 years and a fine of not less that five times the amount of the bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, for each charge.

Lawyer Amrick Singh Sandhu, who represented Lai, requested for RM5,000 bail for both charges.

MACC DPP Nurul Wahida requested for bail to be set at RM18,000 for both charges.

Indra Nehru then set bail at RM12,000 for both charges and set June 10 for mention.

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