KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Former Kota Tinggi MP Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun Narrashid today claimed trial to 14 charges of receiving around RM23,540 in bribes for his monthly vehicle instalments at the Sessions Court here.
Noor Ehsanuddin who pleaded not guilty, was charged with committing the offences during his capacity as a former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) board director between February 2014 and November 2015 under Section 165 of the Penal Code.
He was alleged to have received the sum through 14 separate cheque payments from Karya Hidayah Sdn.Bhd at AFFIN Bank Berhad branch in Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur.
Public prosecutor Nor Diana Nor Azwa then asked for RM30,000 bail to be imposed on the accused and for him to report himself to the nearest Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters monthly.
Lawyers Datuk R. Thrichelvam who represented Noor Ehsanuddin objected to the accused reporting to MACC, citing his client’s busy schedule as a businessman and the needs to travel often.
Sessions judge Azman Ahmad then dismissed the plea before allowing bail with RM30,000 with one surety and ordered Noor Ehsanuddin to report himself every first week of the month.
Case has been fixed for mention on March 14.