UMNO chief charged for bribe

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KUALA LUMPUR: Pandan Umno division chief Abd Ghani Ismail, 46, was ordered to enter his defence over charges he received RM193,512 in bribes.

Sessions Court judge Rozilah Salleh said the prosecution had proved a prima facie case against Abd Ghani.

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

The amount was later amended to RM193,512. The money were given out between Aug 4, 2006, and March 31, 2007.

Abd Ghani is alleged 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 Star