Malaysia: March 15 hearing for Mat Sabu’s ex-aide’s bribery case

The Sessions Court here has set March 15 to 17 to hear the case of an ex-political secretary to former Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu who was charged with five counts of accepting and soliciting bribes, amounting to RM6.35 million, to help a company to secure projects by the ministry.

Deputy public prosecutor Mahadi Abdul Jumaat, from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said the court also set March 12 for management of the case facing Mohd Azhar Che Mat Dali.

“The prosecution has also informed the court that they will be calling 37 witnesses,” he told reporters after the case came up for mention today before judge Rozina Ayob today.

Meanwhile, lawyer Ariff Azami Hussein, representing Mohd Azhar, said the prosecution had submitted documents on the case to the defence in accordance with Section  51A of the Criminal Procedure Code.

On one of the charges, Mohd Azhar was alleged to have solicited RM5 million from FEHM Entity Sdn Bhd managing director Elias Jemadi Tajudin as a gratification to help the company to be selected as a strategic partner and contractor for a project by the Defence Ministry.

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