| Fadley Faisal |
A GOVERNMENT servant has been charged with four counts for graft at the Magistrate’s Court in Bandar Seri Begawan.
DPP Christopher Ng informed Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah that the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s investigations to the charges against Haji Othman bin Judin, a Special Duties Officer with the Estate Management Unit.
No plea was taken from the defendant, who was released on a $10,000 bail or in two local sureties.
The case was fixed for re-mention on November 22.
On the first count, Haji Othman allegedly accepted the supply and planting of ‘Zoysia Materella’ grass as part of the landscaping works carried out at his residence in Kg Perpindahan Lambak Kanan totalling to just under $1,300 from KN Nursery (B) Sdn Bhd between June 2009 and December 23, 2012.
The second charge accuses the defendant of accepting 19 sets of 23W CLF Bollard Light as part of landscaping works carried out at his residence totalling to $3,800 from Ting Sii King Electrical Supplies Sdn Bhd (TSK Sdn Bhd) between June 2009 and December 26, 2012.
The third charge stated that the defendant allegedly accepted the
supply and installation of underground cables, 19 concrete base and installation of 19 sets of 23W CLF Bollard Light as part of the landscaping work carried out at his residence totalling to just under $1,600 from Everwide Darussalam Sdn Bhd between June 2009 and April 8, 2013.
The fourth charge alleged the defendant accepted architectural and structure plans for the renovation of his residence totalling to $12,000 from Booty Edwards and Partners between June 2012 and March 2013.
All four parties are believed to be linked to with Haji Othman’s official function as a special duties officer.