Mohamad Salleh withdraws application to replace bail
Posted on August 11, 2012, Saturday
KUALA LUMPUR: National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail who is charged with two counts of criminal of trust (CBT), involving RM49.7 million, maintained his bail of RM500,000.
This followed his decision to withdraw his application to replace the bail with a piece of property, worth RM3.4 million, as collateral.
His lawyer, Y Sheelan Samuagam, withdrew the application before Sessions Court judge S M Komathy Suppiah, who sat in chambers yesterday.
Deputy public prosecutor Nur Azimul Azami Mohamad Nor told reporters that Sheelan Samuagam withdrew the application after the court found that the property involved Malay reserve land.
“The court does not accept Malay reserve land as collateral, so the lawyer withdrew the application and Mohamad Salleh’s son, Wan Shahinur Izmir, remained as bailor,” he added.
On March 12, Mohamad Salleh is charged, in his capacity as NFC director, with CBT involving RM9,758,140 for financing the purchase of two condominiums at ‘One Menerung’ in Bangsar.
The offence was allegedly committed between Dec 1 and 4, 2009 at the CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
He is also charged with transferring RM40 million into the account of National Meat & Livestock Corporation Sdn Bhd, where he and a son were the directors, between May 6 and Nov 16, 2009.
The offence, under Section 409 of the Companies Act, carries a jail term of up to 20 years, whipping and fine, if found guilty.
Mohamad Salleh is also charged under Section 132(2)(a) of the same Act for allegedly using the company’s assets to finance the purchase of the condominiums without the company’s arrival.
The offence carries an imprisonment for up to five years or RM30,000 fine, if found guilty.
The case has been fixed for hearing on Nov 5. — Bernama