SHAH ALAM – A former Telekom Malaysia (TM) marketing and SME channel manager, Noorazlina Shamsudduin, 41, claimed trial in the Sessions Court, here, today to 10 counts of making false claims totalling RM822,398.59.
She had pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to her before judge Datuk Noradidah Ahmad.
Noorazlina is alleged to have made the false claims through delivery orders and invoices belonging to two companies, Core Entity Sdn Bhd and Excellent Spring Sdn Bhd, for the installation of Unifi cables at a number of premises when the projects had not taken place.
She is accused of committing all the offences at the TM MSC office, TM Cyberjaya Complex in Cyberjaya, between April 17, 2012 and Jan 2, 2013.
Noorazlina was charged under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act and punishable under Section 24 of the same Act with a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of at least five times the sum involved or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohammad Heikal Ismail from the MACC who appeared for the prosecution, suggested that the accused be released on bail of RM50,000 for all charges and her passport be surrendered to the court.
The accused who was unpresented, however, asked for a lower bail, reasoning that she had no source of income now as she was unemployed.
Noorazlina also told the court that she had only brought with her RM5,000 which she had borrowed from someone and gave her assurance that she would not run away.
Noradidah said the amount was insufficient for the charges the accused was facing and fixed bail at RM30,000 in one surety.
The judge fixed Dec 10 for re-mention of the case and ordered the accused to surrender her passport to the court. – BERNAMA