Former aide to Melaka mayor charged for CBT

Yusof (in white shirt and jacket) being taken to court.

Yusof (in white shirt and jacket) being taken to court.

Written by Aziz Hassan

MELAKA — May 9, 2017: A former aide to a mayor was today charged with four counts of criminal breach of trust and 11 counts of money laundering involving over RM19 million last year.

Datuk Mohd. Yusof Abu Hassan, 55, previously an aide to the Melaka City mayor, is alleged to have committed three CBT offences involving RM10.2 million between February 23 and August 10 last year.

He is also alleged to have committed another CBT offence involving RM1 million on June 17, 2016.

Yusof is also alleged to have committed six money laundering offences involving RM7,738,074.87 between May 3  and September 2 last year.

He was further charged with committing three money laundering offences involving RM300,000 and two other offences involving RM150,000, all last year.

Yusof pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Sessions judge Norma Ismail allowed him bail of RM1.6 million with one surety and ordered Yusof to surrender his passport to the court and to report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission every month.

June 22 was set for remention and submission of documents.

The MACC has also detained two senior Padang Besar immigration officers and a contractor over alleged corruption involving more than RM20 million.

Kedah MACC director Datuk Mohd. Fauzi Mohamad said the two officers were detained for allegedly accepting bribes from the contractor for unauthorised approval of expatriate passes for 339 applications. Each applicant paid about RM1,500.

The agency also seized five luxury vehicles and a high-powered motorcycle, branded watches and handbags valued at RM1.0 million and frozen a  fixed deposit account with almost RM1 million. — Bernama




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Aziz Hassan

A journalist since July 1976 with both the English and Malaya press and was with two newspaper groups before The Mole. Does corporate report-writing and translation in his free time. Currently also a contributing weekly rugby columnist for the New Straits Times.