Former CEO pleads guilty to abusing power in awarding contract

The court complex in Kuching.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Feb 16: The Sessions Court here sentenced the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) to a total fine of RM 48,000 to awarding contracts to a private company without going through a quotation evaluation committee meeting.

Datuk Baharudin Abdullah pleaded guilty to the two charges under Section 25 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009.

Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong sentenced him to a total fine of RM48,000 or in default to 5 months’ imprisonment.

Baharudin was charged with abusing his position as the CEO of PPKS by appointing appointed Syarikat Kasturi Indah to supply power banks and pendrives via a project costing RM90,000 without going through any quotation evaluation committee meeting in 2014.

DPP Nur Nisla Abdul Latiff prosecuted while the accused was represented by Fabian Sigar. — DayakDaily