KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Jan 2009: Former Semenyih assemblyperson Datuk Ahamad Kuris Mohd Nor pleaded not guilty in two Sessions Courts here today to four counts of corruption involving a total of RM200,0000.
At the Ampang Sessions Court, Ahamad Kuris, 52, was charged with three counts of corruption.
On the first, he is alleged to have attempted to solicit RM170,000 from Ufuk Rata Sdn Bhd owner Azlan Ahmad Marshid as an inducement to obtain a tender to build a 100-feet exit road at Taman Impian Ehsan, Balakong, Cheras.
The offence was alleged to have been committed at the office of Ufuk Rata Sdn Bhd at No 10A, Tingkat 1, Jalan Mesra Niaga Batu 13, Jalan Cheras, Kajang, at 11.53am on 26 Feb 2007.
On the second, Ahamad is alleged to have received RM20,000 from Azlan for the same purpose at the Ulu Langat Umno division office, 2nd Floor, Bangunan UMNO, Jalan Tuanku Hishamuddin, Kajang, at 12.30pm on 11 May 2007.
On the third, he is alleged to have received RM5,000 from Azlan, also for the same purpose, at the same place and time on 17 Aug 2007.
Alternatively, Ahamad is charged with dishonestly misappropriating the money belonging to Hulu Langat Umno on the second and third counts.
Judge Nuradidah Ahmad allowed him bail of RM35,000 in one surety.
At the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court, Ahamad pleaded not guilty to accepting a bribe of RM5,000 in credit card payment for the same purpose from Azlan at Malayan Banking Berhad, Menara Berhad, 100 Jalan Tun Perak, on 27 Feb 2007.
Judge Rosbiahanin Arifin set bail at the same amount as ordered by Ampang Sessions Court.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Datuk Abdul Razak Musa had requested that the cases be heard together at the Ampang Sessions Court, to which counsel Akbardin Abdul Kadir, who represented Ahamad, had no objections.
The case was fixed for mention on 12 March at the Ampang Sessions Court. — Bernama