Three charges of abetting with Bung for Zizie Izette

Three charges of abetting with Bung for Zizie Izette

KUALA LUMPUR: Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhtar’s wife, Zizie Izette A Samad was charged with three counts of abetting her husband to obtain bribes amounting to RM2.8 million to secure RM150 million in investment for Felcra.

The 41 year old was represented by legal counsel Datuk K Kumaraendran.

In the first charge, Zizie was accused of abetting Bung Moktar in receiving a RM2.2 million cash bribe from one Madhi Abdul Hamid, said to be a Public Mutual Berhad investment agent, at the Taman Melawati bank branch on June 12, 2015 between 12.30pm and 5pm.

The second charge states that Zizie had at 12.16pm on June 19 that same year, abetted her husband to commit bribery by receiving RM252,500, also from Madhi, channeled into a Public Islamic Treasures Growth Fund account number 044797816 registered in her name.

In the third abetment charge, Zizie was said to have received RM337,500 from one Norhaili Ahmad Moktar, also Public Mutual Berhad investment agent, on the same date and at the same bank branch, but at 12.28pm.

For the third charge, the funds were obtained this time through a Public Ittikal Sequel Fund account number ― 044797824 belonging to Zizie’s name.

The charges were read under Section 28(1)(c) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption (MACC) Act 2009.

If found guilty, Zizie too can face imprisonment of up to 20 years with a fine of RM 10,000 or five times the amount of the bribe under Section 24(1) of the MACC Act.

Judge Azura set bail at RM100,000 as suggested by Umar, with one local surety and for Zizie’s passport to be surrendered to the court until disposal of the case.

Earlier today, Bung faced three graft charges.

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