KUALA LUMPUR: An administrative officer at the International Council for Science was charged today with two counts of using a fake document and cheating a chief executive officer (CEO) of a science academy involving an application for a deposit to fund a programme.
Mohd Hizamddin Jaafar, 43, claimed trial to the charges before magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin.
On the first count, Hizamddin was alleged to have used a fake document as genuine which was a letter applying for a deposit for the "7th Meeting Steering Group on Natural Hazards & Risk 24-30 March 2017, Kuala Lumpur" programme.
He was alleged to have used the document with the name of an organisation which was the International Council for Science Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on it knowing that the signature on the letter by Tengku Sharizad Tengku Chik, who was director of the International Council for Science, was fake.
This had then led the CEO of Academy of Sciences Malaysia Hazami Habib, 51, to approve the application and transfer a sum of RM21,420 into the accused's bank account.
On the second count, Hizamddin was alleged to have cheated Hazami to believe that Tengku Sharizad had signed the application for the deposit money for RM21,420 for the programme which Hazami approved and banked into the accused's bank account.
He allegedly committed both offences at the 20th floor of the Matrade building in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Off Jalan Tengku Abdul Halim here, between 1am and 11.59pm on Feb 13.
In pleading for a minimum bail, Hizamddin's counsel Adenan Ismail said his client was cooperative during the entire investigation.
Siti Radziah set bail at RM15,000 with one surety and fixed Dec 12 for mention.