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MMEA Director pleads ‘not guilty’ over alleged bunkering bribes totaling RM 28,000

24 May 2021

A Director of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Tanjung Sedili Maritime Zone, reportedly faced 13 charges at a Malaysia Court on Friday (21 May) over allegedly receiving total bribes worth RM 28,000.

The prosecution claimed Maritime Captain Mohamad Sulhan Zainon received bribes from April 19, 2019 till November 27, 2020 as inducement for him not to carry out inspections on vessels belonging to a shipping firm and a bunkering firm.

He is being charged under Section 25 (1) of the Malaysian Anti -Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 (Act 694) and faces a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years, or both, if convicted.

The accused pleaded not guilty to Judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd. Zani; he is currently out on a bail of RM 10,000 and a hearing of the case has been scheduled on 30 June.

Note: Full information of the parties involved is available at Malaysian paper Utusan Malaysia via the link here.

Related: MACC detains five individuals, including senior officials, over shipping corruption scandal

 

Photo credit: Esmonde Yong on Unsplash
Published: 24 May, 2021

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