Ex-Labuan MP acquitted of power abuse charge

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here released and acquitted former Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli of an abuse of power charge in relation to obtaining an employment contract for Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn Bhd (LLPM), five years ago.

Judge Rozina Ayob found the prosecution had failed to raise a prima facie case against Rozman, 59, currently a Warisan supreme council member.

“The accused is released and acquitted without being called to enter his defence. The accused’s passport and bail of RM100,000 is hereby returned to him,” said the judge yesterday, Bernama reported.

Rozman, in his capacity as a public official, was charged with using his position as deputy chairman of the Labuan Port Authority to obtain gratification in the form of an employment contract as an operator for Labuan Port Merdeka Wharf for LLPM, in which his father and brother have a stake.

The offence was allegedly committed at the Transport Ministry headquarters in Jalan Tun Hussein, Precinct 4, Putrajaya, between 2.30pm and 5.30pm on March 21, 2018.

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