| Fadley Faisal |
THE trial of a storekeeper at the Water Services Department, who faces four charges of corruption and graft, will take place from October 1-10.
Chief Magistrate, Muhammed Faisal bin Pehin Dato Kefli, fixed the dates for the trial after Ramli bin Timbang denied the allegations.
Deputy Public Prosecutor, Pengiran Jasmine bin Pengiran Bahrin, told the court that the first charge states that Ramli accepted $6,228 from a Malaysian national on May 25, 2009, as a reward for inviting an enterprise to participate in a tender for the provision of a CCTV system to the Tasek Water Treatment Plant, which is an offence punishable under section 6 (a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The second allegation is that the defendant, being a public servant, agreed to accept the sum of $6,228, knowing fully well that the Malaysian national had connections, an offence punishable under Section 165 of the Penal Code.
The third count alleges the defendant of having corruptly accepted $6,229 from a Malaysian national on June 8, 2009, as a reward to invite an enterprise to participate in the tender for providing a CCTV system to the Tasek Water Treatment Plant.
The fourth count alleges that the defendant agreed to accept the sum of money from the Malaysian national, who the defendant knew had connections.
Ramli’s bail was set at $10,000 or two local sureties pending his trial. A lawyer, Daud Ismail, is representing the defendant.