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JAKOA Deputy DG charged with bribery

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KUALA LUMPUR: Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) deputy director-general (Development) was charged at the Sessions Court
here today with three counts of bribery involving over RM74,000 five years ago.

Nisra Nisran Angit, 40, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charges were read to him before Judge Allaudeen Ismail.

On the first count, he was charged with accepting RM34,600 from a businessman, Hamzah Sia, through a third party account belonging to Yusoff

He was alleged to have committed the offence at Malayan Banking Berhad at Lot 1.01, Ampang Park Shopping Centre, Jalan Ampang here on July 6, 2010.

On the second and third accounts, he was charged with accepting for himself a total of RM40,000, also from Hamzah and through Yusoff bank account at Public Mutual Berhad, Blok B, Sri Damansara Business Park, Persiaran Industri, Bandar Sri Damansara, on Dec 6 and 17, 2010.

Each charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum of two years’ jail or fine, or both, if convicted.

Allaudeen allowed the accused bail of RM20,000 in one surety and ordered him to surrender his passport to the court.  The case was set for re-mention on Dec 8.

Deputy public prosecutor from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Aida Adha Abu Bakar prosecuted, while Nisra was represented by counsel Zamri Idrus. – BERNAMA


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