Corruption at the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM): Ex CEO Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner and son Abdulazeez Wan Ruslan charged for graft…

Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner has 35 charges.
Abdulazeez Wan Ruslan has 6 charges.

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Bekas CEO SSM dibenar ambil pasport

Nor Azura Abdul Jalil
zura_jalil@hmetro.com.my
PERMOHONAN bekas Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) Datuk Zahrah Abdul Wahab Fenner untuk mendapatkan pasport antarabangsanya dari mahkamah dibenarkan Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Hakim Azura Alwi membenarkan pasport Zahrah dilepaskan bagi membolehkannya menghadiri majlis perkahwinan abang iparnya di New Zealand bermula 23 Disember ini dengan beberapa syarat tambahan.

Antara syarat yang ditetapkan oleh mahkamah, Zahrah perlu menyerahkan salinan jadual penerbangan kepada pihak pendakwaan sebelum 19 Disember.

Mahkamah turut mengenakan jaminan sementara bagi pelepasan pasport sebanyak RM20,000 dan wang jaminan itu akan dikembalikan semula selepas Zahrah menyerahkan pasport antarabangsanya kepada mahkamah sekembalinya dari New Zealand.

Azura kemudiannya memerintahkan Zahrah memulangkan pasport selewat-lewatnya pada 7 Januari depan.

Pada prosiding itu, Zahrah diwakili Datuk Hasnal Rezua Merican manakala pendakwaan diwakili Timbalan Pendakwa Raya Norzilati Izhani Zainal.

Dalam prosiding itu juga, mahkamah menetapkan 34 hari bermula 9 dan 10 Mac, 30 dan 31 Mac, 6 hingga 13 April, 1 dan 2 Jun, 6 hingga 9 Julai, 20 hingga 23 Julai, 10 hingga 14 Ogos dan 1 hingga 3 September serta 21 hingga 24 September 2020 untuk perbicaraan kes.

https://www.hmetro.com.my/mutakhir/2019/12/527127/bekas-ceo-ssm-dibenar-ambil-pasport

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Monday, 07 Oct 2019
By IVAN LOH

IPOH: Former Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) chief executive officer Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner and her son have been slapped with more corruption charges.

Zahrah, 60, was charged with two counts of abetment while Abdulazeez Wan Ruslan, 33, was charged with two counts of corruption at the Sessions Court here on Monday (Oct 7).

Both claimed trial after being read their charges separately before Sessions Court judge S. Indra Nehru.

According to the charges, Zahrah was said to have abetted with Abdulazeez, who had received a total of RM250,000 from one Samhan Adnan in the form of deposits at a bank in Menglembu here on May 18 and May 25 last year.

It was reported that Zahrah had claimed trial to 33 counts of corruption amounting to about RM5.7mil, while Abdulazeez claimed trial to four abetment charges amounting to RM160,000 last week.

During the proceedings, MACC Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin said she had been instructed by her office to request for both cases to be transferred to the Sessions Court at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur so they can be tried together with the other cases where both accused are also the defendants.

“As such, there will not be a recommendation for the bail amount,” she said.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/10/07/former-ssm-chief-and-son-slapped-with-more-corruption-charges#5LedTWXgHd6KGIbS.99

Malay Mail @malaymail

Ex-CEO of Companies Commission hit with 33 corruption charges totalling RM5.71m

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner, a former chief executive of the Companies Commission of Malaysia, today claimed trial to 33 corruption and abetment charges amounting to RM5.71 million.

Her son, Abdulazeez Wan Ruslan, was also charged at the same Sessions Court, with four counts of corruption and abetment amounting to RM160,000.

Both mother and son will face trial together as their cases are related.

Judge Azura Alwi set bail at RM300,000 for Zahrah and RM70,000 for Abdulazeez.

“I have decided that for the accused Zahrah, bail is set for RM300,000 with two sureties and for Abdulazeez, it is set for RM70,000 with one surety.

“Both the accused must surrender their passports until the case is completed and present themselves at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya in the first week of every month until the trial is over,” she said.

Azura then set November 26 as the deadline for the submission of documents.

Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Allan Suman Pilai asked for bail to be set at RM500,000 each.

However, defence lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh argued that both Zahrah, who retired last week, and her son could not afford the sum.

He claimed Zahrah only earned RM2,229 a month, suffers from high blood pressure, needs medical treatment, and has many commitments as a single mother..

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The lawyer said businessman Abdulazeez was a newlywed with a daughter under his care.

“She (Zahrah) is supporting Abdulazeez until now. Abdulazeez has no income. He is a businessman but his businesses are ruined because of the investigations and both their accounts are frozen. Abdulazeez has a liability of RM9,000 a month.

“I plead to the court to set bail amount for Datuk Zahrah at RM70,000 and for Abdulazeez at RM30,000 because this is all they could afford,” said Hamidi.

Out of the 33 charges against Zahrah, 10 involved her approving applications to organise One Networking Entrepreneurs Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia 2015 (ONE SSM) carnivals between 2015 and 2018 throughout the country.

She is accused of receiving bribes between RM100,000 to RM109,000 per case from Ramulianto Mohram through a man named Mohamad Shahren Mohamad Yusri for approving the 10 events and her offence falls under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act.

Another 11 charges involved Zahrah approving SSM commercial LED billboards throughout Malaysia for which she was allegedly paid between RM320,000 and RM350,000 per transaction from Ramulianto via Mohamad Shahren.

She had allegedly approved the billboards to be installed by SSJ Niaga, Desa Nirwana Sdn Bhd, Idea Resources (M) Sdn Bhd and Ikhlas Padu Sdn Bhd.

Zahrah was also accused of receiving six bribes between RM40,000 and RM100,000 from Ramulianto through Mohamad Shahren for approving the Carnival Youngprenerus, Go! Programme (YPGo) at various public tertiary education institutions nationwide.

Her 28th charged involved her alleged acceptance of a RM200,000 bribe from the same two individuals to approve the appointment of Marikaya Enterprise to organise Bizfair 2018 in Sabah.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/10/02/ex-ceo-of-companies-commission-hit-with-33-corruption-charges-totalling-rm5/1796350

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MACC to charge companies commission ex-CEO

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has summoned the former CEO of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) as the anti-graft agency concludes investigations into allegations of corruption.

MACC also said that Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner, who retired last week, would be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court tomorrow alongside her son Abdulazeez Wan Ruslan.

It said it would press charges against the duo after they got the go-ahead from the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

It is learnt that the duo will be charged, among others, with soliciting bribes and using their position for gratification.

They are also expected to charged under the Penal Code for abetment.

It is understood that the duo were at the MACC headquarters earlier today to help investigators complete their probe.

Zahrah, who is a chartered accountant, was appointed as the SSM CEO in 2015.

Before that, she was the deputy CEO (Services), a post she held since the establishment of SSM in 2002.

She was also previously with the foreign affairs ministry as the principal accountant from 1992 to 1995.

MACC to charge companies commission ex-CEO

2 May 2019

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ANTI-GRAFT officers today grilled the top official in  Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) as investigations continue into the registrar over corruption.

Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) sources said the officers questioned and took the statement of CCM chief executive office Zahrah Abdul Wahab Fenner.

She was summoned to the MACC’s headquarters in Putrajaya at about 11am, and released after a few hours.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operation) Azam Baki confirmed the facts.

It is believed the CEO was called up in connection to a RM500 million graft scandal.

The probe has seen MACC raid more than 10 premises since January 9. Several senior CCM officers as well as the nephew of a senior officer have been questioned.

A civil society group had submitted a memorandum to MACC alleging abuse of power and corruption in the government agency in relation to the awarding of contracts, which allegedly caused the government to lose money and the public to be misled.

The memorandum alleged some projects were repeatedly awarded to the same parties.

Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin brought up the memorandum and the allegations it contained to parliament in November 2018.

The scandal is centred around the son of a senior CCM officer. Sources said the son alone received more than a million ringgit via corrupt means.

Several former CCM commissioners are also implicated and are under investigation.

THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=163675

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Utusan Online

CEO SSM sedang habiskan baki cuti

KUALA LUMPUR 2 Mei – Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia, Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner ketika ini sedang menghabiskan baki cutinya sebelum tamat kontrak pada 1 Julai depan.

Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail berkata, Zahrah telah menyerahkan surat rasmi itu kepada beliau pada pertengahan bulan lalu.

“Beliau ketika ini sedang bercuti. Beliau menulis kepada saya untuk bercuti.

“Sekarang tugas beliau sedang dijalankan oleh Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif SSM, Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz,” katanya dalam sidang akhbar di sini hari ini.

Pada 9 Januari lalu, SPRM telah merampas 69 kotak berisi dokumen perjanjian dipercayai melibatkan dakwaan skandal projek SSM yang dianggarkan bernilai RM500 juta di ibu pejabat SSM.

Kesemua dokumen tersebut dirampas bagi membantu siasatan dakwaan salah guna kuasa, ketirisan kontrak termasuk dakwaan rundingan terus yang diperkatakan sebelum ini, kerugian di pihak kerajaan dan penipuan kepada orang awam.

Susulan itu, dua kotak lagi mengandungi sebanyak 71 kotak dokumen turut dirampas SPRM pada Jumaat lalu. – UTUSAN ONLINE

http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/ceo-ssm-sedang-habiskan-baki-cuti-1.893245

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