Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Norza’s corruption case for mention on May 14

TEMERLOH: The Sessions Court here Wednesday fixed May 14 for remention of the corruption case of Federal Territory Umno Youth chief Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria.

Judge Azhar Che Yusof fixed the date pending the Attorney-General’s decison on the representation made by the defence.

Mohamad Norza, 43, faces two counts of offering bribes to two individuals to buy votes in the Umno elections last month.

On the first count, he is alleged to have offered Khadri Musa, through Halimi Kamaruzzaman, RM1,500 to be distributed to the delegates to vote for him for an Umno supreme council seat.

He is also charged with offering RM1,900 to Mohammad Anuar Yunus, also through Halimi Kamaruzzaman, for the same purpose.

Both offences were allegedly at Pinggiran Tasik, Taman Bandar Temerloh, at 6.30pm on Jan 20.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in jail and fine of not less than five times the amount of graft involved or RM10,000, whichever is higher, on each charge under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act. -- Bernama

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