JOHOR BAHRU — April 19, 2017: Former Johor state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi and a property consultant were charged today with 33 counts of corruption involving RM30.3 million.
Latif, 51, and Amir Shariffuddin Abd. Raub, 44, pleaded not guilty before sessions judge Mohd. Fauzi Mohd. Nasir.
Latif was charged for conspiring with Amir to receive bribes from several individuals as inducement to obtain approval for release of Bumiputra housing lots to the public, as well as to reduce payment in contribution to the Johor Housing Fund for the Pulai eco botanic project.
Amir was charged with obtaining bribes from several individuals as gratuity for himself and Latif for the same purpose. — Bernama