KUALA LUMPUR — March 1, 2017: Two Felda former senior officers were today charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetment involving about RM48 million three years ago.
Former deputy director-general (strategic resource management), Muhammad Sufi Mahbub, 53, faces two counts of CBT while former director-general, Datuk Faizoull Ahmad, 57, faces two counts of abetting him.
Both pleaded not guilty before judge Allaudeen Ismail.
Sufi was charged with dishonestly giving approval for payment of RM25,999,000 and RM21,625,500 respectively without the approval of the Felda board or tender committee. He allegedly committed the offences at Wisma Felda here in 2014.
Faizoull was charged with two counts of abetting Sufi.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib said he was against bail but if it was to be granted, it should be RM1 million for each.
Counsel Mohd. Irwan Mohd Mubarak (for Sufi) and Azad Bashir (for Faizoull) appealed for bail saying that were the main family bread winners.
Allaudeen allowed both bail of RM1 million each with one surety each and fixed April 27 for mention.
Both were allowed to pay a deposit of RM500,000 today while the balance must be deposited before March 22. — Bernama