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Misappropriating RM1.2m: Dad and son deny
Published on: Thursday, March 08, 2018

Melaka: A former secretary at the Melaka Industrial Skills Development Centre (MISDEC) and his son were jointly charged in the Sessions Court here Wednesday with five counts of misappropriation of the centre's money amounting to RM1.245 million.

Both accused, Zamrud Mansor, 77, and Hazizul Zamrud, 44, who is a special officer at MISDEC, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges before Judge Datuk Mohd Nasir Noordin.

On all the five counts, the father and son were alleged to have intentionally transferred money and received interest amounting to RM1.225 million, which was from unlawful activities, from Misdec Resources Sdn Bhd (MRSB) to two companies – Digicity (M) Sdn Bhd and I & R Precision Engineering Sdn Bhd – for personal purpose.

They were alleged to have committed the offence at CIMB Berhad, No. 30 and 32, Jalan Mutiara Melaka 2, Batu Berendam here from Oct 9, 2014 to Aug 3, 2016.

The charges were made under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, Prevention of Terrorism Financing and proceeds from Unlawful Activities (AMLA) 2001 and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code.

They face an imprisonment for up to 15 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the proceeds, or RM5 million,whichever is higher, if found guilty.

Meanwhile, Hazizul, faced another charge with transferring RM20,000 from an account in CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad to a Maybank account belonging to MISDEC at the same address on April 14, 2015. – Bernama

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