JOHOR BARU: A civil servant is charged again at a Sessions Court here, this time with four counts of corruption.
Nurul Syahirah Omar, 31, claimed trial after the charges were read out in front of Sessions judge Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail here on Tuesday (April 18).
Based on the charge sheet, the accused, who works as an administrative assistant at the Mersing Irrigation and Drainage Department, had agreed to accept RM24,738 through her Maybank account from a 46-year-old contractor without any returns.
The act is related to her official duties as an administrative assistant in the department.
She was accused of committing the offence at Maybank Islamic Berhad in Taman Nusa Bestari here between Nov 24, 2020 and April, 2021.
Nurul Syahirah was charged under Section 165 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum two years’ imprisonment, a fine or both upon conviction.
Ahmad Kamal fixed bail at RM3,000 with one surety against the accused and set May 16 for next mention.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission prosecution officer Nik Lokman Hakim Nik Mohd Nor prosecuted while lawyer Mohd Fazaly Ali Mohd Ghazaly represented the accused.
On Sunday (April 16), Nurul Syahirah pleaded not guilty at a Sessions Court here to six charges of abusing her position to solicit projects worth RM13,480 for a company belonging to her husband.
According to the charge sheet, she had used her position to get a quotation for Amir Barakah Enterprise.
The quotation, which was worth RM13,480, was provided through the market study form for the supply of vehicle parts, office equipment, vehicle repairs, equipment for broadcast and connectivity, electrical appliances, and maintenance of passenger vehicles.
The charge was framed under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and is punishable under Section 24(1) of the same Act with a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of five times the bribe amount or RM10,000, whichever is higher.