Imam jailed for forgeries

An Imam initially denied fraud charges against him had a change of heart and was sentenced to three years’ jail by the Intermediate Court last Monday. At the end of Deputy Public Prosecutor Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Haji Abdul Latiff’s case, Ahmeddani bin Haji Abdul Rahman hired defence counsel Rozaiman Abdul Rahman and changed his pleas to guilty towards 10 charges of falsifying the mosque’s bank account entries. He was acting in his capacity as Head of Imam of Muhammad Jamalul Alam Mosque, Kuala Belait and using forged documents which are purportedly genuine statement of accounts of the bank holding the mosque’s money. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin