Ex-Tekun CEO charged with corruption

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Source: The Malay Mail Online

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider

SHAH ALAM, Jan 9 — Former Tekun Nasional head Datuk Abdul Rahim Hassan was charged with corruption today over an RM36,000 bribe.

The former chief executive and managing director of the government agency in charge of providing the Bumiputera funding to start businesses was charged with two counts of corruption at the Shah Alam Sessions Court here after allegedly accepting RM36,000 in 2015.

The sum, 10 per cent out of Tekun’s delinquent debt collection for November 2014, was alleged to be an inducement to conduct a transaction to help speed up payment to a debt collection company, Pasadana Sdn Bhd, amounting to RM360,000.

Abdul Rahim was accused of receiving the sum at the Shah Alam Club here from a Abdul Muhsin Abdul Rahman.

He was also charged with soliciting the RM36,000 via SMS to induce the said transaction between 8.30pm and 9pm on January 13, 2015.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Aida Adhha Abu Bakar proposed bail at RM20,000 for each charge, but Abdul Rahim’s counsel Hasnal Rezua Merican proposed a reduced sum.

In proposing a reduced bail sum, Hasnal said that his client is only a government pensioner with no assets overseas and would not jump bail and abscond.

Hasnal said that Abdul Rahim currently spends his time as a consultant to those dealing with the government.

Judge Asmadi Hussain then set bail at RM18,000 for both charges. The trial was set for March 13 till March 17.

Abdul Rahim was also ordered to surrender his travel documents to the court.

If convicted, Abdul Rahim stands to face a jail term not exceeding 20 years and a fine no less than five times the sum of bribe received, under Section 16 (a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

He can also be convicted under Section 24 of the same Act which stipulates similar penalties.


Bekas CEO Tekun didakwa rasuah RM36,000

Sumber: FMT News

SHAH ALAM: Bekas ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) Tekun Nasional Datuk Abdul Rahim mengaku tidak bersalah ketika didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen hari ini atas 2 pertuduhan meminta dan menerima rasuah berjumlah RM36,000.

Beliau dituduh mengikut Seksyen 16(a) Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) 2009 atas 2 kesalahan itu.

Bagi pertuduhan pertama, tertuduh didakwa meminta RM36,000 menerusi SMS sebagai dorongan mempercepatkan tuntutan bayaran kutipan hutang lapuk daripada Pasadena Sdn Bhd yang berjumlah RM360,000.

Bagi pertuduhan kedua, beliau didakwa mengambil wang RM36,000 itu di Kelab Shah Alam Selangor di sini.

Tertuduh didakwa melakukan kesalahan itu pada antara 13 dan 15 Januari 2015.

Jika sabit kesalahan, Rahim boleh dipenjarakan sehingga 20 tahun dan denda.

Hakim Asmadi Hussin membenarkan tertuduh diikat jamin RM18,000 dengan seorang penjamin dan mengarahkan pasportnya diserahkan kepada mahkamah.

Sebutan semula kes ditetapkan pada 8 Februari dan tarikh bicara pada 13 hingga 17 Mac.

Kes dikendalikan Timbalan Pendakwa Raya Aida Adhha Abu Bakar sementara tertuduh diwakili peguam Hasnal Rezua Merican.

Terdahulu, pada 27 November 2015, Rahim mengaku tidak bersalah dan mohon dibicarakan atas 2 pertuduhan mengambil rasuah RM200,000 untuk meluluskan 2 permohonan pinjaman daripada syarikat menantu dan anak saudaranya.

Beliau didakwa mengikut Seksyen 23 Akta SPRM bagi kesalahan itu.

Bagaimanapun, Hasnal berkata pertuduhan itu ditarik balik tahun lalu sebelum berakhir kes pendakwaan.