Civil servant gets 14 years jail, RM70,000 fine for making false claims

IPOH (BERNAMA) – The Sessions Court yesterday sentenced a civil servant to 168 months jail and fined MYR70,000 after he pleaded guilty to making claims using forged documents, involving MYR75,438.70, in 2014 and 2015.

Judge S Indra Nehru handed down the sentence on Roslan Al Sidek Sulaiman, 40, as assistant accountant at the mechanical engineering branch of the Perak Works Department.

On all the charges, Roslan Al Sidek was charged with dishonestly using a genuine, false documents on delivery orders and invoices, purportedly from Musmar Enterprise, Aladin Emas Enterprise and Mizie Auto Enterprise, to make claims for purchase payments of petrol, diesel and lubricant at the department between September 2014 and August 2015.

Indra Nehru sentenced him 12 years jail and RM5,000 fine, in default a month’s jail, on each count, with the jail sentences to be served concurrently from today, meaning the man, who has three children, only has to serve 12 years’ jail time and pay fine, totalling MYR70,000, in default 14 months’ jail).

Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Azmi Yusuf, from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) asked the court to impose an appropriate sentence on Roslan Al Sidek as a lesson to other civil servants.

Roslan Al Sidek Sulaiman escorted by police. PHOTO: BERNAMA