Bung freed on bail after claiming trial to 3 graft charges

Bung Moktar Radin accompanied by his wife Zizie Izette at the Sessions Court today.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court has allowed bail of RM100,000 for Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin, after he was slapped with three charges of corruption involving RM2.8 million.

Judge Rozina Ayob also ordered Bung, 60, to surrender his passport to the court pending disposal of his case.

Bung was charged under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act for accepting gratification, and faces up to five years’ jail or a fine of five times the amount of bribe.

In the first charge, Bung is alleged to have received RM2.2 million in cash from an investment agent of Public Mutual Bhd through his wife Zizie Izette A Samad on June 12, 2015.

The money was allegedly to get approval from the second finance minister for Felcra to invest RM150 million in a unit trust at Public Mutual.

Bung is the former chairman of Felcra Bhd.

In the second and third charges, he is said to have received RM262,500 and RM337,500 through a bank account registered under Zizie for the same purpose.

The case will be mentioned again on June 10.

Bung’s wife, Zizie, was also allowed bail of RM100,000 with one surety for three charges of abetting her husband in the same offences.

She was also told to surrender her passport to the court after claiming trial to the charges.

Bung and Zizie were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday, at the agency’s office here.