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Three charged for submitting false document

SHAH ALAM: Three people, including a civil servant, were charged at the Sessions Court here with submitting false document to claim vehicle insurance worth RM4,899 two years ago.

The accused, Hamidah Buang, 40, Erhanhazwan Hasim, 38 and Ali Mochammad, 35, however, pleaded not guilty to all charges before Judge Rozilah Salleh today.

Hamidah, a workshop owner, was accused of submitting a false vehicle accident report to deceived Takaful Ikhlas General agent Muhammad Faiz Mahayudin near Jalan Ipoh on March 9, 2021.

Erhanhazwan, who works as a driver at the National Department of Culture and Arts, and Ali, who is a trader, were charged with abetting Hamidah at the same place and time.

The offence falls under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

If convicted, they could face a maximum of 20 years in jail and a fine of not less than RM10,000 or five times the amount of the bribe, whichever is higher.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muaz Ahmad Khairuddin asked the court to impose RM6,000 bail to the trio and ordered them to report themself at the nearest MACC's officer monthly.

Hamidah was represented by lawyer Shalehuddin Salam while Erhanhazwan and Ali were unrepresented.

The court set RM5,000 bail against Hamidiah and RM4,000 bail against Erhanhazwan and Ali, respectively.

The court fixed July 26 for mention.

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