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Ex-Melaka Halal Hub CEO charged with abuse of power
Published on: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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Ex-Melaka Halal Hub CEO charged with abuse of power
Amir Ali has been freed on bail.
PETALING JAYA: Amir Ali, the former CEO of Melaka Halal Hub Sdn Bhd, was charged in the Ayer Keroh sessions court today with abusing his position to appoint his daughter as a financial officer at the company owned by the Melaka government in 2021.

Amir, 56, pleaded not guilty to the charge read before judge Elesabet Paya Wan, Berita Harian reported.

He is accused of using his position to appoint his daughter, Nur Hafizah, to the position of W41 finance officer in the company.

The offence was allegedly committed at Melaka Halal Hub in Jasin on April 1, 2021.

Amir was charged under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and can be punished in accordance with Section 24 of the same Act.

If found guilty, he can be jailed for a maximum of 20 years.

MACC deputy public prosecutor Azriff Firdaus Ali proposed bail of between RM7,000 and RM15,000 in one surety, with the additional conditions that the accused must report to the MACC office every month until the trial is over, and hand his passport over to the court.

However, lawyer Azrul Zulkifli Stork appealed for bail of RM3,000 on the grounds that Amir is now working as a cultural officer at a local university with an income of RM6,000 a month and has to support his wife, who is a diabetic, and nine children.

Elesabet allowed bail of RM7,000 in one surety, with the conditions that the prosecution requested.

The case is set for mention for the submission of documents on Nov 2.

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