Trial continues for “Datuk Roy”, MACC officer implicated in Jana Wibawa case

Businessman “Datuk Roy” and a Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission officer will be tried as the duo failed in their attempt to convince the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) to review their charges of soliciting and receiving RM640,000 as bribes.

The AGC dismissed the representation filed on July 1 by Mohd Rasyidi Mohd Said, 44, and Datuk Roy, 55, on Thursday.

“Datuk Roy” whose real name is Mohd Hussein Mohd Nasir, 55, is believed to be the mastermind in the infamous Jana Wibawa case.

He had surrendered to the MACC on March 13.

The RM640,000 is believed to be an inducement to ensure the son of Bersatu president Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin is not remanded by the MACC.

The trial is set to proceed at the Sessions Court on Aug 8 and 9.

Charges related to individuals linked to Bersatu president

Both the accused, including the MACC officer whose name is Mohd Rasyidi Said, 44, is represented by lawyer Ariff Azami Hussein.

They were jointly charged with corruptly asking for bribes amounting to RM400,000 from Siti Dalena Berhan, 47, as an inducement not to remand Datuk Fakhri Yassin Mahiaddin during MACC’s investigation.

This allegedly happened in Bangsar on March 5 2023.

The duo are also facing charges for accepting RM240,000 from Syed Farid Syed Al Attas, as an inducement not to remand the same person during the investigation, a day later in Desa Sri Hartamas.

Both are charged under Section 16 (a) (A) of the MACC Act 2009, punishable under Section 24 of the same Act, which carries up to 20 years in jail and a fine of not less than five times the amount of the bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

“Datuk Roy” is also facing charges of soliciting RM2 million from both Dalena and Syed Farid as an inducement to change the corruption charges against Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad to a lighter one, change his statement to one as given as a witness and lower his bail amount.