Former CEO of Tekun claims trial for corruption charges

 |Jan 9, 2017
Ex-CEO of Tekun, Abdul Rahim Hassan,62 (right), claimed trial for two counts of graft charges in Shah Alam Sessions Court today.
Ex-CEO of Tekun, Abdul Rahim Hassan,62 (right), claimed trial for two counts of graft charges in Shah Alam Sessions Court today.

Former Tekun Nasional chief executive officer and managing director Abdul Rahim Hassan today claimed trial at the Sessions Court in Shah Alam to corruption charges that he alleged to have received two years ago.

Abdul Rahim was accused of accepting RM36,000 to help speed up the claims of a debt collection company, amounting to RM360,009.08 at about 9pm on Jan 13, 2015.

The 62-year-old ex-CEO was also charged with accepting the same amount of money at the Kelab Shah Alam Selangor lobby, at 1A Jalan Aerobic 13/43, Seksyen 13 here on Jan 15, 2015.

He was charged under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 for both offences.

The charges were read before Judge Asmadi Hussain while deputy public prosecutor Adhha Abu Bakar prosecuted and the accused was represented by lawyer Hasnal Redzual Merican.

If convicted, Abdul Rahim is liable for an imprisonment of not more than 20 years and a fine of five times of the alleged graft amount or RM 10,000, or whichever is higher.

Bail was set at RM 18,000 for both charges with one surety and his passport to be surrendered to the court.

Case management was fixed on Feb 8 and the case to go for hearing on Mar 13 to Mar 17 this year.

According to a source in MACC, Abdul Rahim was detained at his residence in Bukit Bandaraya, Shah Alam at 5.15pm on Jan 9.

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