Company owner jailed a day, fined RM10K for using forged document in tender bid

KUALA LUMPUR: A company owner has been sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court here for using a forged document as genuine in a tender application for food supply services for a Terengganu school hostel.

Judge Azura Alwi handed down the sentence on Muhammad Hairul Nizam Hussin, 31, on Tuesday (Aug 16) after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was charged with using as genuine a forged Maybank account statement belonging to his company, Azam NJ Resources, dated July 30, 2018, when applying for the tender worth more than RM2mil.

The offence was committed at the Education Ministry in Putrajaya in October 2018.

The charge, framed under Section 471 of the Penal Code, provides for imprisonment of up to two years or a fine, or both, if found guilty.

In mitigation, Muhammad Hairul Nizam, who was unrepresented, requested a low fine as his wife is two months pregnant and he is supporting his late sister's two children in addition to his own family.

He paid the fine.

The prosecution was conducted by DPP Farah Yasmin Salleh. – Bernama

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