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Fake bank statements: Woman is fined RM30,000
Published on: Thursday, September 22, 2022
By: Cynthia D Baga
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Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat meted out the sentence to Janifer Basalat, who maintained her plea of guilty when her case was brought up for sentencing, Tuesday.
Kota Kinabalu: A 50-year-old woman was fined a total of RM30,000 on three counts of producing three fake bank statements to the Sabah Education Department to get contracts to supply cooked food to a school, here.

Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat meted out the sentence to Janifer Basalat, who maintained her plea of guilty when her case was brought up for sentencing, Tuesday.

The court fined Janifer RM10,000 or three months’ jail for each charge.

On the first to third count, Janifer was accused of submitting the three fake bank statements dated July 31, Aug 31, and Sept 30, 2016 under Syarikat Alam Jaguh for the purpose of obtaining the tender to supply cooked food to SMK Maktab Sabah.

The charges stated that the tender was from March 1, 2017 until Feb 28, 2019.

The fake bank statements were produced to the State Education Department, here, on Nov 24, 2016. 

The offence under Section 471 of the Penal Code is punishable under Section 468 of the same Code, which carries a jail term of up to two years or a fine, or both, on conviction.

Prosecuting Officer Norsham Saharom from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission appeared for the prosecution while Janifer was represented by counsel Ridzuan Borhan.

Meanwhile, in another case, an illegal immigrant was jailed four months for illegal entry.

Marvin Daniel pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Azreena Aziz to the charge against him.

He was arrested on Sept 7 this year at the city area after failing to produce his identification document to the police.

The court ordered Marvin to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest.

After completing his jail sentence, Marvin was ordered referred to the Immigration Department for his biometrics data to be recorded before deportation.

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