Former Pos Malaysia section chief claims trial to 25 corruption charges in Melaka

MELAKA: A former Pos Malaysia transport managing section chief claimed trial to 26 counts of corruption charges involving a sum of RM248,000 at the Sessions Court here Wednesday (Sept 28).

The not guilty plea was made by the accused, Hazri Mokhtar, 43, before Sessions Court Judge Elesabet Paya Wan.

Hazri had allegedly received bribes amounting to RM248,000 as an inducement to expedite payments by Pos Malaysia to OnxOn Logistik Sdn Bhd for outsourcing line-haul and shuttle services in Sabah and Sarawak.

The money was allegedly transferred through online banking transactions to two bank accounts owned by Hazri at Bank Simpanan Nasional, Lot 779, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, and Maybank Melaka Main, Graha Peladang, Jalan Hang Tuah, here between July 8, 2020 and Oct 11, 2021.

The offences were allegedly committed under Section 16 (a) (A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which carries a maximum 20 years in jail and a fine of no less than five times the amount of the gratification upon conviction.

Hazri was represented by counsel Mohammad Amir Aizat Abd Rani.

The court also granted bail of RM35,000 with his wife standing surety while fixing Nov 2 for the next mention of the case.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Civil society organisations play important role in policymaking, says Sabah Sports Minister
PM's Dept: Viral post about Ismail Sabri being appointed PETRONAS chairman is fake
MIC to turn down deputy minister posts if offered, says party sec-gen
RM600bil questions: MACC likely to call three former cabinet members for questioning
Wisma Putra: No Malaysian victims involved in recent Bandung bomb attack
GE15: BN candidate Johari retains Tioman state seat
DID issues flood preparedness notice for five states
Johor lawmaker urges state to redraw maritime border with Singapore
1MDB trial: Najib fails in latest attempt to remove Sri Ram
5G: Comms and Digital Ministry to meet Finance Ministry over rollout, says Fahmi

Others Also Read