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Former Felcra manager pleads not guilty to over RM20,000 CBT
Published on: Wednesday, March 03, 2021
By: Mardinah Jikur
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The MACC personnel escorted Shahrul (Centre) after the proceedings.
SANDAKAN: A former Felcra manager pleaded not guilty to six counts of committing Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving a sum of RM20,999.44.

Shahrul Nazim Mustapa, 39, made the plea before Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat, after the charges were read to him.

On the first to sixth counts, Shahrul is accused of committing the offence by releasing the Wang Tabung Bagi Kerja-Kerja Uruskendali Felcra Estet  through six cheques – RM2,830.92, RM1,978.04, RM2,642.20, RM3,465.22, RM4,461.26, and RM5,621.80.

The charges stated that Shahrul allegedly breached the Felcra Estet Sdn Bhd’s financial management procedures in which there was no circular or instruction issued by the finance unit related to the payment of top staff incentives achievement of revenue or payment of incentive expenses for manager.

The crime allegedly took place between Aug 6 and Dec 31, 2018.

The offence, under Section 405 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 406 of the same Code, provides for a jail term of up to 10 years, and whipping, and liable for a fine on conviction.

The court set April 8 for mention and released Shahrul on a bail of RM10,000 with RM 5,000 deposited in a local surety.

Shahrul was also ordered to report to Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) office and his passport, if any, to be impounded by the court.

MACC Prosecuting Officer Clementine Ceverinus appeared for the prosecution while Shahrul was represented by counsel Hamida Ambo.

 



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