HM, contractor claim trial to using false documents in school supply purchases

KOTA KINABALU: A contractor and headmaster pleaded not guilty at the Special Corruption Court here Tuesday (May 21) to charges of falsifying documents to obtain payment for school supplies six years ago.

According to the facts of the case, the items were never purchased.

Contractor Rasnah Majuan, 49, was charged with using false documents submitted to a school in Pitas, Kota Marudu in November and December 2018.

The documents were allegedly used to obtain payment for the supply of counselling guidance tools, test paper supplies, resource centre supplies and office supplies with a total value of RM9,667.

Rasnah was charged under Section 471 of the Penal Code punishable under Section 468 of the same legislation, which carries seven years' imprisonment, a fine, or both upon conviction.

Sessions judge Jason Juga allowed Rasnah bail of RM10,000, with RM3,000 deposited under one surety.

The second accused, headmaster Abd Rasad Sadikir @ Sadikil, 55, faced four charges of using false documents from October to December 2018 in the general office of the school where he worked in Pitas, Kota Marudu.

He was also charged under Section 471 of the Penal Code, punishable under Section 468, and Section 107(c).

The court set bail at RM10,000, with RM5,000 deposited under one surety.

Both accused were also ordered to surrender their passports to the court and report to the nearest Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office once every two months.

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