KUALA LUMPUR – Labuan Member of Parliament Datuk Rozman Isli (picture) was charged in the Sessions Court here today with abuse of power over an employment contract, three years ago.
However, Rozman, 57, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before Judge Rozina Ayob.
According to the charge, Rozman as an officer of a government agency or Deputy Chairman of the Labuan Port Authority, had used his position to solicit bribe namely for an employment contract as the operator of Dermaga Merdeka Pelabuhan Labuan for Syarikat Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn Bhd in which his father and younger brother have an interest in.
The offence was allegedly committed at the TKSU meeting room, Level 9, Ministry of Transport Malaysia, Jalan Tun Hussein, Precinct 4, Putrajaya, between 2.30 pm and 5.30pm, on March 21, 2018.
The charge framed under Section 23 (1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24 (1) of the same act provides for a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if convicted.