THREE company owners were fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court in Alor Star today after they pleaded guilty to falsifying bank statements when bidding for a government cleaning contract in 2019.
Judge Harmi Thamri Mohamad ordered the fines in default of six months’ jail after Azlan Abd Hashim, 48, Nahairizaki Mohd Zin, 42, and Wan Helmi Wan Darus, 49, pleaded guilty to an alternative charge.,
The three were charged with using forged banks statements of their companies when submitting tenders for a cleaning contract for the northern region.
They were charged under section 471 of the penal code for the offence punishable by up to two years in prison.
The prosecution was conducted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Rehab Abdul Shukur while the three accused were unrepresented. – Bernama, August 17, 2022.