Two former Felda senior officers were sentenced to five years and two years in jail respectively for committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM47.6 million from a fund for a fish breeding project four years ago.
(L-R) Datuk Faizoull Ahmad and Muhammad Sufi Mahbub.
Muhammad Sufi Mahbub, 53, was sentenced to five years in jail.
He was charged with entering into two agreements with two separate companies, worth RM25,999,000 and RM21,625,500 respectively, without approval from the Felda board of directors.
The father-of-three was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code for CBT, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and a caning, upon conviction.
Datuk Faizoull Ahmad, 57, a former deputy director-general and former director-general, was sentenced to two years in jail.
He was charged with two counts of abetting Muhammad Sufi to commit the offence, which falls under Section 109 of the Penal Code, and which was read together with Section 409 of the same Code.
He was facing a maximum 20 years in jail and a caning, upon conviction.
Dressed in casual attire, the duo appeared calm when Sessions Court’s Judge Allaudeen Ismail handed down the judgment.
They committed the alleged offences at Bangunan Wisma Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (Felda), Jalan Perumahan Gurney, between Jan and July 2014.
The court granted a stay of execution against them pending their appeals.
Earlier report: Mar 16, Two Former Felda Officers to Enter Defence in RM48M CBT Case