SHAH ALAM — February 2, 2017: A former special officer to a minister was today charged with accepting a bribe of RM80,000 from a contractor three years ago.
Zailan Jauhari, 47, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read before Sessions Court judge Asmadi Hussin, who allowed Zailan to be released on RM30,000 bail in one surety and set February 13 for mention.
He also ordered Zailan to report to the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on the first Monday of every month.
Zailan is alleged to have received cash of RM20,000 and a cheque for RM60,000 as gratification for having helped two companies to secure tenders for school cleaning work in Kuala Selangor.
The offence was committed at a restaurant in Kuala Selangor on January 8, 2014.
The prosecution conducted by deputy public prosecutor Mohammed Heikal Ismail requested bail at RM50,000 but lawyer Fadzil Manan, for Zailan, asked for a lower bail on he grounds that his client was a contract employee with the government with a monthly income of RM2,300 and has a wife and three children to support.
He said Zailan had also cooperated with the MACC during the investigation and was in court despite only being informed about the case today.
Heikal then told the court that Zailan was arrested in 2014 and released on MACC bail but had never been to the agency to extend his bail.
“The accused is in court today because MACC officers raided his house,” said Heikal. — Bernama