MELAKA — Jan. 2, 2018: A former secretary of the Melaka Industrial Skills Development Centre (MISDC) pleaded not guilty today to 42 counts of criminal breach of trust involving RM4.58 million.
Zamrud Mansor, 76, was charged with five counts of CBT by depositing RM4.3 million into a bank account belonging to MISDEC Resources Sdn. Bhd. (MISDEC)
He was also charged with 37 counts of CBT involving RM286,136.68 of MISDC’s fund by using the money for various purposes, including a fee to form MISDEC, insurance coverage and renovations of a restaurant.
His son, Hazizul Zamrud, 44, who is MISDC’s administrative director, also pleaded not guilty to 42 counts of abetting his father.
They allegedly committed the offences at the the MISDC office between March 2014 and June 2015.
Deputy public prosecutor Irwan Shah Abdul Samat offered bail at RM500,000 for each of them but lawyer Azrul Zulkifli Stork requested for a lower bail on grounds that both clients cooperated during the investigations and that Zamrud has asthma and heart problems while Hazizul has a wife and two young children to support.
Judge Norma Ismail set bail at RM250,000 for each accused. She set February 2 for mention. — Bernama