SEREMBAN: Two vehicle inspection agents and two Rela members were charged separately at the Sessions Court yesterday with corruption.
Mohd Saufi Ahmad Rozali, 23, faced three counts of receiving RM700, RM300 and RM100 through a bank account from Chong Chee Ken to approve the inspection of his lorry.
Saufi, a Puspakom vehicle inspection agent in Negri Sembilan, was alleged to have committed the offences at the CIMB Bank in Jalan S2, B15 Business Avenue, Seremban 2 on June 29, July 20 and Aug 17 last year, at 5.22pm, 10.17pm and 10.26pm respectively.
Mohamad Sharizam Mohamed Kosim, 24, who is also a Puspakom agent, was charged with accepting RM400 from Chong as inducement to approve the inspection of another lorry owned by him.
Deputy public prosecutor Norfazlin Hamdan prosecuted, while the duo were represented by Jaya Prakash.
Judge Zamri Bakar fixed bail at RM5,000 and RM3,000 for Saufi and Sharizam respectively, and set March 12 for mention.
In the same court, Rela member Abdul Rahman Mat Yatim, 50, was charged with accepting RM150 from Dedy Kurniawan as inducement not to lodge a police report against Muhammad Rizal, whose passport had expired.
Rahman was alleged to have committed the offence at Restoran Az-Haar Corner at No 29G, Senawang Commercial Park, Jalan Commercial Senawang 7 in Senawang about 11pm on Sept 4, 2006.
He was jointly charged with another Rela member, Sannasi Ramaiah, 46, with three other counts of receiving RM150, RM200 and RM500 from Roni Ertika not to lodge a report about Muhammad.
Both men, who were unrepresented, allegedly received RM150 at the same restaurant in Senawang about 11pm on Sept 4, 2006, and RM200 and RM500 at a house in Jalan Peniaga 3, Taman Senawang Jaya in Senawang about 2am on Sept 4, 2006.
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