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MMEA, Marine Department officials charged in court over alleged corruption offences

24 May 2021

Charges of alleged bribery were read to several officials from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and Marine Department at a Malaysia court on Friday (21 May), according to Bermana.

Mohd Zulfadli Nayan was charged with receiving a RM 10,000 bribe in 2020 from a Malaysia shipowner for not taking action on a bunker tanker detained by MMEA; he was a Director of the MMEA Tanjung Sedili maritime zone during the time of alleged offense.

Adi Haidir Ali of the Melaka and Johor MMEA branch faced 43 counts of receiving bribes totalling RM 35,400 between Dec 2016 and Dec 2020 from the same shipowner as inducement for not detaining and inspecting his vessels.

Alias Jaafar, an assistant maritime officer from the Marine Department, was charged for receiving a bribe of RM 5,800, also from the same individual, to expedite the flag state control inspection for his vessels.

The trio pleaded not guilty to Judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail; the court has fixed further hearing sessions for the suspects’ respective cases in June.

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

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

 

Photo credit:  K X I T H V I S U A L S on Unsplash
Published: 24 May, 2021

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