SHAH ALAM, Feb 18 — The Sessions Court here today sentenced two directors of a company to six years’ jail and four strokes of the cane each after finding them guilty on two counts of cheating a managing director of another company of RM1.5 million three years ago.
Judge M. Bakri Abdul Majid handed down the sentence on Mohd Rozian Md Yunus, 50, and Mohd Faaris Mohd Yusof, 46, after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts on the prosecution’s case.
He sentenced them to three years’ jail and two strokes of the whip on each count, the jail sentence to be served concurrently.
On the first count, Mohd Rozian and Mohd Faaris were charged with cheating TRI Pic Bhd managing director Ibrahim Md Yusof by making him believed that Eurisco Bina Sdn Bhd had obtained a project to upgrade Jalan Benta-Jerantut, Maran Pahang, segment eight, nine and 10 (Design and Build) from the Public Works Department (PWD).
This had prompted Ibrahim to sign an agreement with Eurisco Bina to join in the project and paid the company RM500,000 in advance payment, which he would not have done if it was not true.
They were charged with committing the offence at a meeting room, 9th Floor, Wisma Rozali in Section 13 Shah Alam between September 7 and 8, 2010.
Mohd Rozian and Mohd Faaris were also charged with cheating Ibrahim by using the same method, which prompted him to pay RM1 million to Eurisco Bina.
The offence was committed at the same place on September 20 and 21, 2010.
Mohd Rozian was also found guilty of receiving RM50,000 from a consultant of a construction company, purportedly to be given to PWD deputy director-general Datuk Mohamad Husin to issue a letter on the department having accepted the tender for the proposed project.
The offence was committed on February 9, 2011 at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton Hotel.
He was sentenced to three years jail and fine RM250,000, in default six months’ jail, for the offence.
Mohd Faaris was also sentenced to nine months’ jail for concealing documents and other exhibits in the case from officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The offence was committed at the office of Eurisco Bina at Megan Avenue 1, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, on February 10, 2010.
However, following requests by counsels Raja Ismail Raja Mohd Ali and M. Rajakumaran, who represented Mohd Rozian and Mohd Faaris, respectively, M. Bakri allowed a stay of the sentence pending an appeal and increased their bail to RM70,000 each.
Deputy public prosecutor from MACC, Roziza Sidek, prosecuted. — Bernama