KUALA LUMPUR – A married couple pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of submitting invoices containing false information on the supply of souvenirs , totaling RM91,500, last year.
Mohd Raji@Mohd Radzi Kasdi, 51, a staff with a local government authority, and his wife, Norlela Surip, 49, a former clerk at the Social Security Organisation (Socso) made the plea before judge Azura Alwi.
Mohd Raji@Mohd Radzi was charged with submitting an invoice containing false information for supply and delivery of souvenirs, involving RM42,000, by his company, Nadzwa Resources, to a branch manager at the Management Service Division at Socso.
He was charged with intending to deceive the manager concerned at General Administration branch, Management Service Division, Menara Perkeso here, on Jan 23, 2017.
Norlela was charged with abetting her husband in committing the offence at the same place and date.
They were also charged with jointly submitting an invoice containing false information for supply and delivery of photographs and wooden frames from M’Dia Enterprise to the same manager at Socso on Jan 27, 2017.
The charges were made under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and fine of not less than five times the amount of gratification, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.
The court allowed the couple, who was unrepresented, bail of RM25,000 each for all charges and also ordered them to surrender their passport.
The court set May 10 for mention. – BERNAMA