Saturday September 22, 2012
Telekom man pleads not guilty to graft charges
KUALA LUMPUR: An assistant technician pleaded not guilty to charges of accepting over RM53,000 as incentive to give an Internet cable installation job to a company.
Mohd Ezzwan Mohd Arshad, 35, pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court yesterday to 10 counts of receiving RM53,370.50 from Norhaizan Hassan of Q-Intell Sdn Bhd.
The payment was said to be for him to give Q-Intell the job of installing Streamyx Internet cables for the state of Johor. The offence was committed on various dates from May 20 to Nov 9 two years ago at the Maybank Desa Pandan branch in Cheras.
Mohd Ezzwan allegedly committed the offence in his capacity as an employee of Telekom Malaysia Bhd.
He was arrested on Sept 19 and charged with accepting gratification. He faces a penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment or a fine.
DPP Afifah Yusof offered bail of RM50,000 and asked for the accused’s passport be surrendered.
Mohd Ezzwan has been charged with a similar corruption offence at the Shah Alam Sessions Court, which Afifah applied to be heard together with the other charges here.
Sessions judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain set bail at RM30,000 with three sureties and ordered the accused to surrender his passport and report to the police every month.
The next mention date has been set for Oct 11.