Malaysia

MACC appeal against ex-top cop pushed to August 16

By Yow Hong Chieh
July 01, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) appeal against former top cop Datuk Ramli Yusuff has been postponed to August 16.

It is understood that Justice Datuk Ghazali Cha was not available to hear the appeal today as he had to attend to family matters.

The MACC is appealing against the acquittal of former Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Department director Ramli (picture) on two counts of failing to declare ownership of shares and also interest in two properties worth RM1,032,840.

The Sessions Court here had acquitted him of all three charges on March 12 last year after deciding that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against him.

Ramli, 58, was charged with failing to declare ownership of 20,000 Telekom Malaysia Bhd shares and 154,000 Permaju Industries Bhd shares as well as interest in two office properties. 

He was alleged to have committed the offences at the office of the then Anti-Corruption Agency’s (ACA) deputy public prosecutor in Putrajaya on September 17, 2007.

On July 28, 2009, Ramli was acquitted by the Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court of a charge of abusing his public office through the unauthorised use of a police Cessna Caravan aircraft for pecuniary gain.

Ramli was alleged to have ordered the use of the Royal Malaysian Police plane to take him and two civilians on an aerial surveillance of two lots in Ulu Tungku, Lahad Datu, in which his real estate company, Kinsajaya Sdn Bhd, had a personal interest, on June 15, 2007. 

The Kota Kinabalu High Court dismissed the MACC’s appeal on March 18 last year.

Ramli was also acquitted by another Sessions Court on a charge of holding a post in an agriculture company while still in the police force.