Monday, 16 April 2012

YPMex-CEO,planner claim trial

KUALA LUMPUR: A former chief executive officer of Yayasan Pelajaran MARA(YPM) claimed trial today to nine counts of abetting its educational program planner to deceive YPM out of more than RM300,000 on fradulent claims.
  Datuk Dr Abdul Shariff Hamid, 51, were alleged to have helped Zainal Rashid Zakaria, 43, induce YPM to sign off on a total of RM304,650 in claims purportedly to pay for nine state level school student motivational programs that were never carried out.
  He allegedly committed the offences at the Financial Department of YPM at Level 9, Medan MARA, Jalan Raja Laut, here, on June 23, 2011.
  The school educational programs were purportedly scheduled to take place at nine districts of Perak.
  Zainal also pleaded not guilty to nine counts of defrauding YPM for the same amount via said fictitious claims. 
  He allegedly committed the offences at the same place on May 25 last year.
  Shariff is at present the secretary of the UMNO Overseas Student Clubs while Zainal is still working for YPM.
  Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Sophian Zakaria urged the court to impose bail at RM70,000 with local surety for each accused due to the gravity of the offences which involved such a high amount of money.
  Counsel Wan Azmir Wan Majid, acting for Shariff, pleaded for lower bail because his client was very cooperative during police investigation.
  "He has even flown on business trips while being investigated and yet he still did not run," Azmir said.
  Counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, representing Zainal, urged for the court to grant his client low bail because he needed to look after his wife and three children.
  Judge Rozila Salleh granted RM50,000 bail with one local surety to each accused. She ordered both to surrender their passports to the court.
  The Judge fixed May 22 for mention. She also allowed the DPP's application for the court to hear the charges jointly.
  Shariff and Zainal posted bail in the afternoon.

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