Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim
20 August 2020
Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, 53, a member of parliament from Kedah and a member of the Umno supreme council, has been charged with accepting bribes totalling $1.3 million involving road projects spanning Perak and Kedah states, and nine counts of money laundering, involving nearly $34 million. His brother, Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim, 62, is accused of abetting him.
Abdul Latif is accused of abetting with his brother in obtaining a $1 million bribe from Mohammad Redzuan Mohanan Abdullah, director of Syarikat Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd as gratification to help the company to secure road projects valued at $11 million from the Works Ministry.
A car dealer testified that when Abdul Azeez bought a Toyota Vellfire in 2012, Datuk Mohammad Redzuan settled the RM10,000 down payment and a sum of RM112,929.60 needed to pay for the car using Maybank and Affin Bank cheques, the second cheque coming from Menuju Asas.
The High Court was told yesterday (19 August 2020) that the wife and children of former Tabung Haji chairman, Datuk Abdul Rahim are shareholders and directors in four companies investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for his corruption and money laundering cases.
The Malaysian Reserve reported.
Former aide to a former minister on corruption trial
A former aide to Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, former tourism and culture minister, and his fiancée were charged with corruption involving $750,000. Mohd Saifullah Mohd Minggu @ Mohd Hisham and his fiancée Nurfadziana Abdul Kadir pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Mohd Saifullah was charged with 18 counts of soliciting and receiving gratification from Ronald Seto Kong Seng, the owner of Inter Bev Network Sdn Bhd, by allegedly promising to help the latter to win several tenders from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Mohd Saifullah allegedly promised Kong Seng to help him obtain a brand and creative services tender for Tourism Malaysia Campaign, a tender for the acquisition of advertisements space for the North and East Asia markets for Tourism Malaysia, and a tender of RFP-Global advertising Agency and Promotion for Tourism Malaysia. Offences were committed in several places including his office in Putrajaya.
Mohd Saifullah solicited RM20,015 and accepted a total of RM25,515 from Kong Seng for the deposit and rental payment for a unit at Vipod Residences, Jalan Kia Peng. Nurfadziana abetted Saifullah in accepting RM232,000 from the same person.
Mohd Saifullah was granted bail of $48,000 with one surety. He was ordered to surrender his passport, and to report monthly to the MACC for the duration of his trial. Nurfadziana was given bail of $24,000 with the same conditions.
The court also set September 23 for case mention for both of them.
Malay Mail reported