BY Fadley Faisal
Three local women under the investigations of the Anti-Corruption Bureau were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 131.
Siti Rahmah binti Haji Mataram was charged with six counts under Section 6(c) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 131, for allegedly giving an immigration officer false information intending to mislead the Immigration and National Registration Department in the application process for obtaining work visas for foreign workers.
The second and third defendants, Dayangku Azalinawati binti Pengiran Bungsu @ Dayangku Nur Azrina and Hamdiah binti Haji Mohd Yassin were also charged with six counts of the same offence with the first defendant for abetting the commission of offences by the first defendant.
The three defendants could be fined BND30,000 and imprisoned for seven years.
Deputy Public Prosecutors Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi and Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula, had all 18 charges read to which the defendants pleaded not guilty.
The second and third defendants hired lawyer Sheikh Noordin Sheikh Mohammad, while the first defendant is unrepresented.
Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusof released the defendants on court bail of BND10,000 each with two local sureties.
The Magistrate adjourned the case to December 5.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin