Manager claims trial to falsifying Malaysia's NS camp laundry claims

IPOH - Former branch manager of a company providing laundry services to a Nat­ional Ser­vice training camp claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to making false claims amounting to RM114,184.60 (S$44.05).

Jagjit Singh, 57, who acted on behalf of A & R Bintara Jaya Enterp­rise, denied committing the offence at the Sinaran Suria camp office in Sun­gkai between March 1, 2010 and July 31, 2010.

He allegedly deceived camp commander Mej Kamaron Bahrin Hus­sin by providing 15 documents for laundry services and claim for­ms for RM134,860.40. The charge sheet stated that Jagjit Singh had claimed RM134,860.40 in laundry charges for 370,337 articles of clothing when the number was only 43,992 worth RM20,675.80.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission prosecuting officer Mohd Ahsan Ab Latif asked for bail to be set at RM10,000.

Defence counsel M. Kathan pleaded for a lower bail and explained that his client was a supervisor with a company providing grass cutting services and earned RM6,000 monthly.

Kathan said his client had to support his unemployed wife and five children aged between 11 and 26. Judge Madihah Harullah set bail at RM8,000 with one surety and fixed April 10 for mention.