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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 / 27 Syabaan 1438H
The Magistrate Court Bandar Seri Begawan passed a sentence today against one Mohd Azam Zaki bin Haji Mohd Zain, a former Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) personnel who held the position of ‘Scheduler’ at East Operation Department (EOP).
On 18 May 2017, Mohd Azam Zaki pleaded guilty to two (2) charges under Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code (Chapter 22) before the Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain.
Investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau revealed that sometime in September 2008, Mohd Azam Zaki bin Haji Mohd Zain, whom at that time was working with BSP as a ‘Scheduler’ at East Operation Department (EOP) engaged in a conspiracy to deceive Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) with one, Cheiu Vun Thian, a Managing Director of Voon Hua Hardware Company Sdn Bhd into believing that BSP required the purchase of Master Toolsets Proto 99663 including the Roller Cabinet. As a result of the conspiracy, BSP awarded twenty two (22) purchase orders for twenty two (22) sets of Master Toolsets Proto 99663 including the Roller Cabinet to Voon Hua Hardware Company Sdn Bhd and BSP subsequently approved two payments amounting BND $133,000.00 (Brunei Dollar One Hundred and Thirty Three Thousand) and BND $21,000.00 (Brunei Dollar Twenty One Thousand) respectively to the said company.
Senior Magistrate sentenced the defendant to 14 months imprisonment for each charge, which is to be served concurrently. The sentence takes effect from today, 23rd May 2017. Meanwhile, previously on 4 May 2017, Chieu Vun Thian was also charged under the same Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code (Chapter 22) and pleaded not guilty. Trial dates for case against Chieu Vun Thian is fixed for September and October this year.
The prosecutor of this case was Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah Suriana binti Haji Radin of the Attorney General’s Chamber.
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