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Fake bank statements: Woman fined RM30,000

Published on: Thursday September 22, 2022

By: Cynthia D. Baga

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Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat handed down the sentence to Janifer Basalat, who maintained his guilty plea when his case went to trial on Tuesday.

Kota Kinabalu: A 50-year-old woman was fined a total of RM30,000 on three counts of producing three false bank statements to the Sabah Department of Education to obtain contracts to supply ready meals to a school, here. the sentencing of Janifer Basalat, who maintained his guilty plea during his case for sentencing on Tuesday. The court sentenced Janifer to a fine of RM10,000 or three months in jail for each charge.

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Counts 1 to 3, Janifer was charged with submitting the three false bank statements dated July 31, August 31 and September 30, 2016 under Syarikat Alam Jaguh in an attempt to obtain the appeal of offers to provide ready meals to SMK Maktab Sabah. The charges stated that the tender was from March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2019. The fake bank statements were produced at the State Department of Education here on November 24, 2016. The offense under of Article 471 of the Penal Code is punishable under Article 468 of the same Code, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to two years or a fine, or both, in case of condemnation. Prosecutor Norsham Saharom of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission appeared for the prosecution while Janifer was represented by attorney Ridzuan Borhan.

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Meanwhile, in another case, an illegal immigrant was jailed for four months for illegal entry. Marvin Daniel pleaded guilty before Court of Sessions Judge Azreena Aziz to the charge against him. He was arrested on September 7 this year in the urban area after failing to produce his ID to the police. The court ordered Marvin to serve his prison sentence from the date of his arrest. After serving his prison sentence, Marvin was referred to the Immigration Department to have his biometrics recorded before his deportation.
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