Copies of birth certs of Labuan MP, father and brother given to MACC, says witness
Published on: Friday, August 12, 2022
By: Bernama
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Labuan MP Rozman Isli is charged with abusing his position as an official of a public body while being the deputy chairman of the Labuan Port Authority.
Kuala Lumpur: The sessions court here was told that the Sabah national registration department (JPN) had provided certified copies of the birth registration of Labuan MP Rozman Isli, his father and younger brother to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Penampang assistant registration officer at the birth, death and adoption division of the Sabah JPN, Christine Pamela Eyong, 39, said the certified copies of the birth registration were handed over to MACC after receiving the request by the commission on Feb 12, 2020.

“I made a check through the computerised system – the National Population Record Information System (Siren) – and I gave extracts on the birth information to MACC on March 16, 2020,” said Eyong, who is the third prosecution witness.

She said this when reading out her witness statement on the second day of Rozman’s trial.

Rozman, 57, is charged as an official of a public body, or the deputy chairman of the Labuan Port Authority, with using his position to obtain gratification, namely an employment contract as the operator for Dermaga Merdeka Pelabuhan Labuan for Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn Bhd, in which his father and younger brother have an interest.

The offence was allegedly committed at a meeting room on Level 9 of the transport ministry at Putrajaya between 2.30pm and 5.30pm on March 21, 2018.

He is charged under Section 23(1) of the MACC Act and can be punished under Section 24(1) of the same Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine five times the value of the bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if convicted.

Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Feisal Mohd Azmi prosecuted, while Rozman was represented by lawyer Rafique Rashid Ali.

The hearing before judge Rozina Ayob continues on Oct 4.

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