Published: Tuesday October 30, 2012 MYT 11:57:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday October 30, 2012 MYT 12:20:15 PM
Naval officer acquitted of two graft charges
By IVAN LOH
IPOH: A Royal Malaysia Navy supplies officer was acquitted of two charges for alleged graft at the Sessions Court here Tuesday.
Lawyer Lt Kdr (R) Norhasham Hasan said Lt Kdr Ahmad Shukry Othman was released after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's DPP A Hafizh Abu Bakar failed to prove to the court that Shukry Othman was involved in committing the act.
Lt Kdr Ahmad Shukry was charged twice under Section 471 of the Penal Code on suspicion of making claims for buying rations while on duty aboard the KD Mahawangsa at Timor Leste in 2006.
The first charge read that Lt Kdr Ahmad Shukry had on June 3, 2006, on board of the naval vessel was suspected of using an invoice under Landmark Trading Pte Ltd worth USD46,813 (RM143,200.96), to make claims for buying fresh rations.
The second charge read that Lt Kdr Ahmad Shukry had committed the same offence on Aug 26, with claims worth USD16,864.74 (RM51,586.97)