Opposition Leader’s son charged for bribery

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin’s son was charged for accepting a bribe amounting to RM100,000 at the Kuala Lumpur sessions court today.

Faisal Hamzah, 40, a businessman was charged under section 16(a) of the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission Act 2009.

If convicted, Faisal would face imprisonment of upto 20 years and a fine not less than five times the value of gratification.

He allegedly accepted the amount from Izmir Hamid to secure the appointment of Syarikat Rimba Merpati Sdn Bhd and Syarikat Per My Solutions as marketing consultants to HeiTech Padu Bhd.

Faisal is accused of committing the offence in March 2018 in an office near Publika Shopping Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.

The alleged offence was said to be linked to the purported award to technology services firm HeiTech Padu of a RM33 million tender by the Companies Commission of Malaysia for the supply, rental, implementation, training, support and maintenance of IT security infrastructure.

The court set bail at RM25,000 with one surety, which was posted to secure Faisal’s release.

He was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court until the trial is completed.

The court fixed the case for mention on July 5.

Last year Faisal claimed trial over the charge of providing false information regarding cooking oil subsidies.

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