KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- Former MIMOS Berhad financial general
manager Khairuddin Khalid pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to
four counts of accepting bribe of about half a million ringgit 10 years ago.
Khairuddin, 52, was charged with obtaining the bribes, through Maybank
Berhad cheques, totalling RM502,602.37, from a businessman, Muhamad Khalid
Ismail, as gratification for him (Khairuddin) to invest RM5.5 million from Mimos
Berhad''s investment fund in Eight Asset Management Sdn Bhd.
The offences were allegedly committed at the office of Eight Asset
Management Sdn Bhd at Suite 17.3-17.4A, 17th floor, Menara Weld, 76, Jalan Raja
Chulan here between May 23, 2001 and Feb 8, 2002.
Khairuddin, now a manager at a private company, is charged under Section
11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997, punishable under Section 16, which
provided a maximum imprisonment for 20 years and fine of not less than five
times the amount of the bribe involved or RM10,000 or whichever is higher.
Judge K.M Nithiyananthan (rpt:K.M Nithiyananthan) allowed Khairuddin bail of
RM40,000 with one surety and set June 7 for mention.
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Khairuddin was also ordered to report to the nearest police station once a
Prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Mohd Sophian Zakaria,
while lawyer Mohd Shahrullah Khan represented Khairuddin.
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