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Businesswoman accused of falsifying over RM120,000 Penjana Kerjaya claims

Businesswoman accused of falsifying over RM120,000 Penjana Kerjaya claimsA beauty company owner pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to seven charges of submitting false documents to claim incentives amounting to more than RM120,000 under the Program Penjana Kerjaya two years ago.

Based on a report by FMT, the accused was charged with submitting seven documents containing false details, which are employee verification forms in the name of her company, to claim incentives amounting to RM120,060 under the Program Penjana Kerjaya for 30 employees.

She submitted a document containing false details, i.e., “name of a new employee,” to two Social Security Organization (Perkeso) officers to deceive Perkeso at Wisma Perkeso, Jalan Tun Razak, on 31 May 2021.

In the “new employees” document, 30 people presented by the accused are not the company’s employees.

The charges against the accused are under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount or value of the false or mistaken bribe and if the bribe is assessable or in the form of money, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if convicted.

She also had five optional charges of using seven “hiring incentive program employee verification form”. The documents containing false details to claim the same incentive amount (RM120,060) through the Penjana Kerjaya system at the same place and time.

The accused also pleaded not guilty to the optional charge under Section 471 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years and a fine if convicted.

MACC Deputy Public Prosecutor Julaila Jamaludin offered bail of RM50,000 with one surety for all charges. With the additional condition that the accused must report to the MACC office once a month. She handed over her passport to the court until the case completes.

Her lawyer asked for low bail because her client had given good cooperation throughout the investigation.

The judge allowed the accused to bail at RM30,000. With one surety for all seven charges with additional conditions as requested by the prosecution and setting 8 November to recall the case.

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