MELAKA: A former chief executive officer (CEO) of a Melaka government-linked company claimed trial to a charge of power abuse at the Sessions Court in Ayer Keroh on Wednesday (Sept 27).
Amir Ali, 56, was accused of using his position to appoint his daughter, Nur Hafizah, to hold the position of Financial Officer W41.
The accused, who was the CEO of Syarikat Melaka Halal Hub Sdn Bhd at that time, had allegedly committed the offence at the company premises in Anchor Building, Melaka Halal Hub Industrial Area, Serkam in Jasin on April 1, 2021.
The charge was framed under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and can be punished under Section 24 of the same law which provides for a maximum jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the bribe, or RM10,000, or whichever is higher, upon conviction.
The prosecution was carried out by Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohammad Azriff Firdaus Mohamad Ali while the accused was represented by counsel Azrul Zulkifli Stork.
Judge Elesabet Paya Wan granted a bail of RM7,000 with one surety as well as ordering the accused to report to the MACC office at Alai here on a monthly basis until the end of his proceedings.
The next mention date has been set for Nov 2.