Admin officer fined RM17,000 for falsifying papers

Guilty: Abdul Malek leaving the Sessions Court in Ipoh after he pleaded guilty to falsifying documents. — RONNIE CHIN/The Star

IPOH: A 50-year-old assistant administrative officer with the state government’s welfare arm was fined RM17,000 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of falsifying documents to procure sportswear amounting to RM63,650.

Abdul Malek Mansor admitted guilt before Sessions Court judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad yesterday to committing the offence on Aug 2, 2018, at the foundation’s office.

He was to pay RM17,000, in default three months’ jail.

The case was prosecuted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy public prosecutor Maziyah Mansor while the accused, who was arrested on Jan 26, was unrepresented.

According to the charge sheet, Abdul Malek had fraudulently used a quotation form to make it look like a genuine one for the procurement and supply of sportswear for an interstate foundation sports carnival amounting to RM63,650.

It further added that at the time of the offence, the accused was aware that he had used a false document.

The charge is framed under Section 471 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 465 of the same law, which provides for imprisonment of up to two years, a fine, or both, upon conviction.

According to the facts of the case, Abdul Malek was appointed as the treasurer for the foundation’s sports and welfare club for the 2018-2019 term.

In July 2018, the accused had contacted an individual to borrow his business licence to get the procurement, and promised the owner a 6% profit.

In August, the club approved the allocation for RM63,650, although the accused was aware that the quotation was a false one.

Abdul Malek paid the fine.

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