National Civics Bureau staff fined RM32,000 for submitting false claims

The court complex in Kuching.

KUCHING, Nov 16: A financial administrative assistant of the Sarawak National Civics Bureau was sentenced to a fine of RM32,000 for submitting false claims totalling RM45,000 at the Sarawak Civics Bureau office.

The Sessions Court sentenced Abang Sepawie Abg Nor, 57, to a total fine of RM32,000 or in default of 10 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the ten charges framed.

Abang Sepawi was charged together with Yunus@Gani Taib, 57. However, Yunus pleaded not guilty to the charges framed. Sessions Court Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong fixed January 18, 2021, for trial.

He allegedly abetted B.D Enterprise in submitting false claims pertaining to food supply for “Program Bersama Ketua Pengarah” and “Program Cinta Negara” at the National Civics Bureau of Sarawak between January 2016 and March 2016, with a total amount of RM 45,000, where in fact there was no food being supplied to the said event.

He was charged under Section 471 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 465 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of two years or with fine or both, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Nur Nisla Abd Latif, together with prosecuting officers Ikhwan Ibrahim and Miller Jawoi prosecuted while both of the accused are unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily