Monday, February 7, 2011

Ketua UMNO Bahagian Pandan pengsan bila tuduhan rasuahnya dibacakan.

Ketua UMNO Bahagian Pandan, Abd. Ghani Ismail yang tidak mengaku bersalah setelah dituduh di Mahkamah Sesyen pada 26 Mei 2009 atas sembilan tuduhan menerima rasuah berjumlah RM210,012 membabitkan tender perkhidmatan kutipan sisa pepejal dan kerja pembersihan kepada sebuah syarikat hari ini pengsan apabila tuduhan rasuah keatasnya dibacakan di Mahkamah Sesyen.

Ketua Umno Bahagian Pandan itu, Abd. Ghani, 43 pada tahun 2009, telah mengaku tidak bersalah setelah dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Sesyen atas 10 tuduhan rasuah memperoleh kontrak dan wang berjumlah RM210,012.00


Mengikut pertuduhan pertama hingga kesembilan, Abd Ghani yang ketika kejadian seorang Ahli Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) merangkap Ahli Jawatankuasa Tender MPAJ, didakwa memperoleh wang berjumlah RM210,012 daripada pemilik syarikat pelupusan sisa pepejal, Abdul Rahman Yaacob.

Ia sebagai balasan menolong Abdul Rahman mendapatkan Tender Zon SP 23 iaitu kerja perkhidmatan kutipan sisa pepejal di Taman Lembah Maju dan Taman Kencana serta Tender Zon PB 16 iaitu kerja pembersihan kawasan di Pandan Cahaya daripada MPAJ.


Dia didakwa melakukan perbuatan itu di Restoran Islah Tomyam, Jalan 5/76B, Desa Pandan di sini dan di hadapan Blok E 15, Jalan 4/76B, Desa Pandan di sini, antara 4 Ogos 2006 hingga 31 Mac 2007.

Selain itu, dia menghadapi satu lagi pertuduhan iaitu memperoleh baginya suapan iaitu pelantikan Syarikat Lembah Rimbun sebagai subkontraktor kepada Syarikat Dwisakti Mewah Sdn Bhd untuk mendapatkan tender pembersihan kawasan di Zon SP 21.

Tender berkenaan berkaitan kerja pelupusan sisa pepejal di kawasan Bandar Pandan Indah daripada MPAJ.

Dia didakwa melakukan perbuatan itu di No 27, Jalan Pandan 7, Pandan Jaya, di sini, pada 1 Mei 2006.

Bagi semua kesalahan itu, Abd Ghani didakwa mengikut Seksyen 11 (a) Akta Pencegahan Rasuah 1997 (Akta 575) dan boleh dihukum mengikut Seksyen 16 akta sama yang memperuntukkan hukuman penjara maksimum 20 tahun dan denda tidak kurang lima kali ganda nilai suapan mengikut mana-mana yang lebih tinggi jika sabit kesalahan. - Harian Metro 26 Mei 2009


Pandan Umno chief faints on hearing graft charges
Monday, 07 February 2011

Pandan Umno division chief, Abd Ghani Ismail, 45, fainted suddenly in a Sessions Court here when a court interpreter read to him his amended bribery charges, shocking everyone in the court.

Abd Ghani, 45, fell sideways with a loud bang. His wife, a relative, the intepreter and two lawyers rushed to the dock to help him sit up.

Sessions Court judge Rozilah Salleh immediately adjourned the court proceedings briefly.

His lead counsel M. Athimulan asked him to lean down. His wife wiped the sweat off his face and asked him to remove his coat.

A court policeman asked Abd Ghani if he was diabetic but he responded that he had fainted because "he had walked far".

A female relative said he had fainted because he was fasting and had not broken fast. Another relative brought him a bottle of mineral water and persuaded him to drink it.

Athimulan told Abd Ghani to hold the side of the dock to avoid getting hurt.

When the court resumed the proceedings 15 minutes later, the judge asked Abd Ghani if he was "okay" or needed to go to a hospital.

Abd Ghani said he was alright and could continue with his case.

The interpreter then read to him his remaining five amended bribery charges.

Earlier Monday, Rozilah had allowed an application by the prosecution to amend his eight bribery charges.

Abd Ghani immediately pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The prosecution had closed its case after calling 15 witnesses to testify in the corruption trial.

Abd Ghani had on May 26, 2009, originally claimed trial to nine counts of obtaining bribes amounting to RM169,323 from contractor Abdul Rahman Yaacob.

He was accused of obtaining the bribes ranging from RM10,189 to RM24,189 from Abdul Rahman on each occasion at two locations here between Aug 4, 2006, and March 31, 2007.

Abd Ghani is said to have committed the offences in his capacity as Ampang Jaya Municipal Councils (MPAJ) Tender Committee member as an inducement to help Abdul Rahman get tenders from MPAJ for providing solid waste collection services in Taman Lembah Maju and Taman Kencana as well as cleaning services in Pandan Cahaya.

The eight amended charges stated that Abd Ghani had allegedly corruptly received the similar bribes from Abdul Rahman during the same period. The first bribery charge was not amended.

Rozilah set Wednesday for the defence team to inform the court if they intend to recall any witness due to the amendment.


- Star

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