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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Former top Felda officers charged in RM47.6m CBT case

Two former top officers at the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) were today charged with criminal breach of trust involving RM47.6 million in 2014.
Former Felda deputy general manager Muhammad Sufi Mahbub was charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust while former Felda general manager Faizoull Ahmad was charged with two counts of abetting Muhammad Sufi.
They were allowed bail of RM1 million each, on one surety, and were ordered to surrender their passports.
Both the accused posted bail of RM500,000 each and will post the remaining sum before March 22, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said in a statement.
Muhammad Sufi, who was in charge of strategic management, is accused of approving a payment of RM25.999 million without approval of the Felda board or tender committee.
He is charged with committing the offence between Jan 13 and Jan 24, 2014, at Wisma Lembaga Tanah Persekutuan on Jalan Perumahan Gurney, Kuala Lumpur.

Muhammad Sufi was also charged with approving an additional payment of RM21.63 million without the approval of the board or tender committee.
He is accused of doing so between March 31 and July 23 at the same premises.
He faces at least two years and a maximum of 20 years in jail and caning if found guilty, under Section 409 of the Penal Code.
Faizoull was charged with abetting Muhammad Sufi, and is charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code.
He faces up to 20 years in jail and caning if found guilty.
The case is set for mention on April 27.- Mkini

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