Ex-political secretary charged in KL

An ex – political secretary to an opposition leader has arrived at the court complex here to face charges at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for allegedly submitting false claims.

Accompanied by several individuals, the suspect who was clad in a black suit and white shirt, entered the court room at 8.50am.

The suspect Syed Amir Muzzakir Al Syed Mohamad, 42, was a political secretary to current opposition leader Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.

He will be charged under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

He was accused of accepting RM100,000 and RM250,000 from Wan Azhar Mohamed Yusof, as the managing director of Nexuscorp Group Sdn Bhd, as inducement to assist the company to obtain a tender. 

The said tender is for the police force’s RMPNET maintenance services and spare parts supplies for infrastructure tools, servers, software, and user radio systems worth RM381,112,042.44.

Deputy public prosecutor Zander Lim Wai Keong proposed a RM100,000 bail with one surety.

As additional conditions, he said the accused must surrender his passport to the court until case disposal and not harass prosecution witnesses, especially Wan Azhar. 

In mitigation, defence counsel Md Yunos Shariff urged the court to impose a RM40,000 bail with one surety, describing the sum proposed by the prosecution as excessive. 

The charges are in relations with the case of Perlis Menteri Besar Shukri Ramli’s son.

The ex-political secretary and Shukri’s son are facing charges for submitting false claims amounting to RM600,000.

The duo are part of six people detained by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission on April 24 for an investigation related to the implementation of infrastructure development projects, such as repair and maintenance work, supplies and services, throughout Perlis since 2022.

Sayed Amir Muzzakkir claimed trial to two charges of receiving the cash as an inducement to help a company secure a contract worth over RM381 million for equipment maintenance for the police.

He allegedly committed the offence between Dec 4 and 16, 2020.

Sessions court judge Rozina Ayob granted RM60,000 bail with one surety. She ordered him to surrender his passport as part of bail conditions.

She also set July 12 for mention.

Syed Amir Muzzakkir is facing another charge in Shah Alam court tomorrow.

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