JOHOR BAHRU – Two officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) ran helter-skelter out of the Sessions Court after the duo were charged with corruption today.
The two accused who wore face mask and hoodie were trying to escape the media representatives and photographers, causing one of them to fall at the stairs of the court.
Earlier, the two accused were charged with tricking an enforcer into surrendering RM40,000 to resolve a case investigated by the anti-graft agency.
One of the accused, Amir Izham Isahak, 32, pleaded guilty, meanwhile, Wan Kamarul Za’im Mansor, 34, made the not guilty plea 34 and claimed trial before Judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail.
The duo were jointly charged as government agents; the Assistant Enforcer P29 from MACC Kluang and Enforcer P42 from MACC Johor Bahru who jointly cheated an individual.
According to the charge paper, the offence was committed at a restaurant in the Simpang Renggam district at around 7.57 pm on 14 October.
For the offence, the duo were charged under Section 417 of the Penal Code which carries the maximum jail sentence of five years or fined or both upon conviction.
The prosecution was handled by Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP), Suhaili Sapun, meanwhile, the accused Amir Izham was represented by Mohd Salleh Togimin and Wan Kamarul Zaim was represented by Mohd Azlan Shah Mohd Allias.
During the proceeding the DPP offered bail at RM35,000 on the two accused with a surety, besides surrendering their passport to the court.
However, Wan Kamarul Zaim appealed to the court to reduce his bail to RM10,000 as he had to support his three-months pregnant wife and his four other children.
The judge then set bail at RM7,000 with a surety. Wan Kamarul Zaim also had to surrender his passport to the court and fix 24 November for the mention of case.
Meanwhile, Mohd Salleh Togimin also appealed to the court to postpone the sentence for Amir Izham. He was also allowed bail at RM7,000 with a surety and his passport surrendered to the court.
The court then fixed the mention of Amir Izham’s case on 24 November. -MalaysiaGazette