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Court sets April 4 for NFC trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) -- The Sessions Court here today set two days from April 4 for the trial of businessman Datuk Shamsulbahrin Ismail who is charged with cheating National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) director Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail of RM1.755 million.

Judge Rozilah Salleh set the date when the case came up for mention today. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecution unit chief Datuk Abdul Razak Musa told the court that the prosecution will call 15 witnesses.

Shamsulbahrin, 46, is charged with cheating Mohamad Salleh by purposely promising a consulting service with the intention to dishonestly induce Mohamad Salleh, who is NFC executive chairman, to agree to pay for the service.

Shamsulbahrin, who is chief executive officer of Samsulbahrin Resources Sdn Bhd, is charged with committing the offence at a restaurant in Bukit Tunku here at 6 pm on Nov 20 last year.

He is also charged with cheating Mohamad Salleh by deceiving him into surrendering cheques worth RM1.755 million. The offence was allegedly committed at Solaris Mont Kiara here between Nov 25 and Dec 6 last year.

Both the charges were made under Section 420 of the Penal Code which provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years, with whipping and a fine, upon conviction.

Shamsulbahrin was represented by Zarina Ismail.


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