For corruption, former Sime Darby senior GM gets 27 years
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — The Sessions Court handed down a 27-year jail term and RM894,400 fine to former senior general manager of Sime Darby Engineering Sdn Bhd Md Zaki Othman, Bernama reported today. Zaki, 50, was found guilty of five counts of corruption involving over RM180,000 after Sessions Court judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain ruled the defence had failed to cast reasonable doubt on all charges laid against Zaki.
Pending an appeal in the High Court, the court allowed for a suspension of the jail sentence with the bail imposed on Zaki raised from 45,000 to RM70,000 with one surety. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and report to the nearest police station once a month.
Zaki was sentenced to four years in jail and a fine of RM168,000 or 18 months in jail for the first charge. For the second charge, it was another five years of jail, and a fine of RM108,500 or 20 months.
The third charge earned him a five-year sentence and a fine of RM153,000 or 20 months while for the fourth charge, the sentence is six years and a RM164,000 fine or 24 months of jail. All sentences are to be run consecutively.
Zaki was charged with receiving bribes that included a Rolex wristwatch worth RM21,700 and RM33,600 in cash while also allegedly asking for bribes in the form of IWC and Hublot wristwatches as well as more cash.
MACC’s DPP Muhammad Saifuddin Hashim Musaimi asked for a deterrent sentence, saying “With a salary of RM39,00 per month, it is unreasonable of him to commit corruption and the cases should not have happened.”