Former Adamas employee charged with four counts of graft

MOHAMED BASYIR

GEORGE TOWN: A former Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia (Adamas) employee was charged at the sessions court here today with four counts of graft.

Maxnuel Pinus, 25, claimed trial to all the charges.

On the first charge, Maxnuel is alleged to have accepted RM200 through a CIMB Bank account on Dec 5, 2015, without any returns, from one ‘A. Helda’, who is related to one ‘S. Jeffry’, who has links to Maxnuel in an official capacity.

On the second charge, Maxnuel is alleged to have accepted RM1,300 from Helda on Dec 7, 2015.

He also claimed trial to accepting another RM1,000 from the same person on Dec 21, 2015.

He was charged under Section 165 of the Penal Code for the first three charges.

On the last count, Maxnuel is alleged to have attempted to accept RM1,300 from Jeffry, through one ‘Joys Fredolin Laurence’, as an inducement to not take action against Jeffry, who tested positive for morphine in front of a 7-Eleven outlet in Jalan Dato Keramat, between 11.25pm and 11.32pm, on Jan 20, last year.

He was charged under Section 17 (a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

All the charges were read out to him before Judge Roslan Hamid.

Deputy Public Prosecutor from the MACC, Ahmad Ghazali Muhamad Nadzri, proposed bail be set at RM10,000.

The accused requested for a lower bail because he does not have any permanent job and has to take care of his wife, who is unemployed.

He also asked the court to consider that he has to travel back and forth from Sabah in order to attend case proceedings in the future.

Roslan allowed bail at RM15,000, with one surety, and set April 27 for mention.