Executive director of car dealership company pleads not guilty to paying bribes

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE executive director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd yesterday pleaded not guilty at the Magistrates’ Court to paying bribes to two government officials.

Chan Key Hong is accused of bribing two planning inspectors from the Town and Country Planning Department (TCP) with $90 in cash to skip over a thorough inspection of the company’s premises as part of the renewal process for its workshop certification on August 30, 2011.

Chan, who was represented by defence counsels Hj Mohd Rozaiman DSLJ Hj Abd Rahman and Balendran Balasingam, is facing one count of abetting the commission of offences allegedly committed by the two TCP officers.

In a separate mention, the two TCP inspectors also pleaded not guilty to accepting the bribes.

Zamri Hj Jaludin and Pg Hj Baharuddin Pg Hj Md Tahir both claimed trial to the offence under section 165 of the Penal Code during yesterday’s proceedings before Presiding Chief Magistrate Muhammed Faisal PDJLD DSP Hj Kefli.

The two men, who were both represented by defence counsel Pg Khairul Nizam Pg Md Yassin, are each facing up to seven years in prison with a fine for obtaining valuable things in the line of duty if they are convicted.

The next mention of the case will be on June 15 when trial dates will be set.

The Brunei Times