Judiciary couple convicted of CBT, money laundering charges

The judiciary couple was found guilty of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and money laundering yesterday, as Justice Gareth John Lugar-Mawson delivered his judgement in the case against Ramzidah binti Pehin Datu Kesuma Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Haji Abdul Rahman and Haji Nabil Daraina bin Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin. The Court convicted Ramzidah of all 14 charges against her for criminal breach of trust offences of over BND15.75 million, which she had withdrawn from Official Receiver’s accounts under her control and management as a Deputy Official Receiver. This case marks the largest amount of money embezzled by a public servant in Brunei Darussalam. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin