Ex-Perlis MB charged for making RM1.2m in false claims

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Former Perlis menteri besar Azlan Man has been charged at the Kangar Sessions Court today for submitting false claims of RM1.185 million for his trip to the UK.

Prosecutors laid five charges against Azlan who claimed trial before judge Norsalha Hamzah.

The charges were framed under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 for submitting false documents with the intention to deceive.

If found guilty, he can be jailed for up to 20 years and fined not less than five times the sum or value of the false or erroneous claim.

The offences allegedly took place between 2013 and 2017.

Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid represented Azlan while MACC’s Ahmad Akram Gharib prosecuted.

Azlan, 64, was the Pauh assemblyperson from 2013 to 2018. He then held the Bintong seat from 2018 until 2022.

His bid to retain the seat during the 2022 election was unsuccessful, thus ending his two-term run as menteri besar.

After the 2018 general election, Azlan was the last menteri besar to be appointed following Perlis BN’s refusal to back him.

Perlis BN assemblypersons eventually stood down and joined Azlan’s cabinet. – Malaysiakini