Datuk Redzuan Zainuddin, 37, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here for posing as a ‘Datuk Riduan’ to cheat the senior private secretary to the Health Minister, Mohd Hamidi Abu Bakar, at 11am on March 28 at the Health Minister’s office in Putrajaya. — Reuters pic
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 15 — A project adviser with the title ‘Datuk’ today pleaded not guilty to impersonating a senior government officer in a bid to be appointed as medical and forensic science adviser to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, last March.Datuk Redzuan Zainuddin, 37, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here for posing as a ‘Datuk Riduan’ to cheat the senior private secretary to the Health Minister, Mohd Hamidi Abu Bakar, at 11am on March 28 at the Health Minister’s office in Putrajaya.Redzuan was also charged for pretending to hold a Premier Grade (JUSA) C post at National Institute of Forensic Medicine on the same day and at the same time and place in a bid to be appointed as the medical and forensic science adviser to the King.The first charge for the offence of cheating by personation was made under section 416 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison or fine or both, while the second charge for the offence of personating a public servant under section 170 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison or fine or both.Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim set bail at RM5,000 for each charge and ordered for the accused’s travel documentation to be surrendered to the court.The next court proceeding, comprising the submission of documents to the defence, has been fixed for September 5. — Bernama [...]
MACC Senior Assistant Commissioner Rosli Hussain is seen at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex August 13, 2019. — Picture by Hari Anggara
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Penang-born financier Low Taek Jho and former CEO of SRC International Sdn Bhd Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil met the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2015 and even promised full cooperation if the case ever went to trial.However, both men never made good on their word, MACC Senior Assistant Commissioner Rosli Hussain told the High Court in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial for misappropriation of RM42 million from the fund today.The prosecution’s 57th and final witness in the ongoing SRC International court case said the MACC accepted the word of both the man known globally as Jhow Low and Nik Faisal, which was why it decided against issuing a bail bond for them four years ago.“My investigators managed to locate Nik Faisal and we took his statement on October 17, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and once again at the end of 2015 also in Jakarta.“The MACC also managed to record the statement of Jho Low on November 27, 2015, when met in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. “Both of them had their statements recorded and had also given their commitment, so the MACC was confident they would return to Malaysia and cooperate with the proceedings of this trial, and because of this we did not put a bail bond on both of them,” he said. Rosli said the MACC applied to the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) for a Red Notice to be issued against Low and Nik Faisal when the duo went missing in May last year.The MACC investigating officer had earlier disclosed in court that Low left Malaysia on May 29, 2015, while Nik Faisal flew out of the country on May 7, 2018, two days before the 14th general elections in which the Pakatan Harapan coalition bested Barisan Nasional and ended its six-decade government.“Official information from the Immigration Department showed that for Jho Low, his last movement was traced through the Subang International Airport, where he departed through Terminal 3 on May 29, 2015. “As for Nik Faisal, his last movement was traced to him departing through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on May 7, 2018,” Rosli said under questioning from Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Ishak Mohd Yusoff.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak leaves the courtroom at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex August 13, 2019. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Over the course of the trial, communications between Low, Nik Faisal, and AmBank account relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping discussing transactions concerning Najib’s personal current bank accounts were revealed in court. Blackberry Messenger chats between the trio, obtained from Yu’s seized Blackberry device, were scrutinised in court, with the banker having agreed that Low had to some degree dictated the cash flow in and out of Najib’s accounts. In today’s trial, Rosli also verified documents that his investigators had obtained from Bank Negara Malaysia concerning Najib’s implicated bank accounts back in 2015. Rosli confirmed that the MACC had asked the Immigration Department to put Low and Nik Faisal on its travel blacklist on May 14 last year, and subsequent applications to have their passports cancelled after their whereabouts could not be established. Rosli is the final witness to take the stand in the ongoing trial, which is scheduled to end this Friday. Najib is currently on trial seven charges of alleged abuse of position, money-laundering and criminal breach of trust over RM42 million of funds from SRC International, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).During the course of the trial, witnesses have testified that Retirement Fund (Incorporated) granted a total of RM4 billion in loans in August 2011 and March 2012 to SRC International, with money allegedly flowing through other companies before being transferred into Najib’s accounts.The trial resumes before High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali tomorrow morning. [...]
PETALING JAYA: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has appointed Shahazwan Harris as its chief international officer to lead International Asset Group (IAG), a new division in TNB that will deliver new growth prospects from the company’s overseas ventures. [...]
SHAH ALAM - A video of what appears to be an enforcement officer receiving money from a shop in a shopping mall in Kelana Jaya has gone viral on social media.
In the 15-second clip, the shop's cashier is seen handing over money wrapped in a white piece of paper to the officer, who is in uniform.
"Many business owners have complained to me about this but no one had any evidence to prove it until now," said former Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor Sean Oon when met at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here on Monday (June 17).
Oon said the enforcement officer, whose face is clearly visible in the video, went back to the shop and demanded to talk to the restaurant owner after the video went viral.
The incident is believed to have taken place a week before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. [...]
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has appointed Fadzli Shah Anuar as MDEC’s...
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NEW YORK: Nomura Holdings Inc.’s Chief Risk Officer Lewis O’Donald and senior salespeople and traders in New York, Europe and Asia are among those leaving as Japan’s largest brokerage retrenches from several markets including US credit, according to people familiar with the matter. [...]
IGP Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun speaks during a press conference in Bukit Aman March 6, 2019. ― Picture by Hari Anggara
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — A police officer today suggested that Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun be subpoenaed to explain why the latter had said firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was assaulted in the temple riot last November.Senior investigating officer Lew Keng Joe made the call when testifying before the Coroner’s Court in Shah Alam in the ongoing inquest into the death of the fireman, Malaysiakini reported.The report said Ahmad Taufiq Baharum, the lawyer for Muhammad Adib’s family, had asked the officer why Mohamad Fuzi had made a statement shortly after the incident that the firefighter was assaulted.Lew first replied that he was unsure but then speculated that perhaps the IGP had met with the firefighters involved; adding that while Mohamad Fuzi’s comment was important, it did not help much in their investigation.Malaysiakini said that when Taufiq pointed out that the IGP made the statement before Adib died from his injuries and a post-mortem was conducted, Lew responded by asking if the lawyer wanted him to record the IGP’s statement.“Do you want me to record the IGP’s statement? Maybe you should subpoena the IGP and ask him (to explain),” he said.Mohamad Fuzi had reportedly denied on November 29 that Muhammad Adib was injured when a Fire and Rescue Department vehicle reversed into him after a video allegedly of the incident surfaced.He had told reporters that Fire and Rescue director-general Datuk Mohamad Hamdan Wahid had also clarified that it was not Muhammad Adib in the video.When asked if it was confirmed Muhammad Adib had been assaulted, Mohamad Fuzi had replied: “If he was not assaulted, how would he be in such a critical condition with so much injuries on him?”Muhammad Adib was critically injured in the early morning of November 27 after he and his team members from the Subang Jaya fire station responded to an emergency call at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple where a riot was taking place.He was first taken to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre, before being transferred to IJN for further treatment, where he succumbed to his wounds on December 17. [...]
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IPOH: A senior police officer with the rank of ASP is being investigated for alleged criminal intimidation after he threatened a couple on the roadside in Kampung Simee, here on Monday.A source said the officer, who had served for about three years as a police station chief here and with the Royal Malaysia Police for 29 years, is alleged to have grabbed the collar of the man’s shirt and also tried to assault the man’s wife.In the incident at about 5.45pm, the officer was said to have nearly knocked down the couple, a doctor and his lawyer wife, who were out jogging.“The complainant, the 34-year-old doctor, shouted ‘woi’ and this was heard by the officer who pulled over his Honda City car, alighted and grabbed the man by the collar, repeatedly asking ‘you kenal saya siapa?’ (Do you know who I am?)’, the source said.“The officer was also said to have warned the couple that he would find the couple’s home. They said they could smell alcohol on his breath and suspected the man was drunk,” the source said when contacted, here today.The source said the doctor’s wife had taken a video recording of the incident using a mobile phone and when the officer realised what she was doing he rushed towards her and was about to hit her, but the doctor managed to stop him. He then got back into his car and drove off.“The doctor lodged a police report at Kampung Simee Police Station at 7.44pm on the same day. The couple provided the video recording of the incident. Based on the recording, we were able to identify the officer. The car which he was driving was registered in the name of a woman,” said the source.Ipoh police chief ACP Mohd Ali Tamby, when contacted, confirmed the incident involving the head of the police station, aged 49 years, adding that case was being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation. — Bernama [...]
PETALING JAYA: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) has announced the retirement of Datuk Idris Kechot, the group’s Asset Management deputy president and group chief operating officer, effective Dec 31. [...]