Maju Motors executive director charged with bribery

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE executive director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd was charged yesterday with paying bribes to two government officials to skip over a thorough inspection on the company’s premises as part of the renewal process for its workshop certification.

Defendant Chan Key Hong is accused of giving a sum of $90 to two Planning Inspectors from the Town and Country Planning Department (TCP) on August 30, 2011, at Maju Motors Sdn Bhd in Kg Beribi.

The two inspectors, Zamri Hj Jaludin and Pg Hj Baharuddin Pg Hj Md Tahir, were charged with corruptly accepting the gratification in the sum of $90 from Chan on August 30, 2011.

Zamri and Pg Hj Baharuddin, are also facing a charge under section 165 of the Penal Code, which forbids public servants from obtaining “valuable things” in the line of duty while Chan is facing one count of abetting the commission of offences allegedly committed by the two TCP officers.

The court granted Deputy Public Prosecutor Hjh Zuraidah Hj Sidek’s adjournment for one month to allow the defendants time to think over their plea.

A further mention of the case will be heard on May 25.

The Brunei Times