Amirul Redzuan Sharudin (right) at Ipoh Sessions Court today. NSTP Photo

IPOH: A former subsidy manager was charged at the Sessions Court today with three counts of committing criminal breach of trust involving more than RM80,000.

Amirul Redzuan Sharudin, 36, was alleged to have committed the offences while serving at the Sungai Siput (Utara) Area Farmers’ Organisation (PPK) four years ago.

He pleaded not guilty.

Amirul Redzuan was alleged to have dishonesty misappropriated RM80,909.60 which he was entrusted with to provide subsidised fertilisers to three farmers between February and December 2014, but failed to do so:

* Fertilisers worth RM62,046 to farmer S. Kunasekar;

* Fertilisers worth RM13,567 to farmer Muhamad Amin Muhammad Idris; and

* Fertilisers worth RM5,296 to farmer Mohd Pazal Zakaria.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuting officer K. Kumuthambal proposed RM20,000 bail but the accused pleaded for a lower bail as he had to look after his unemployed wife, nine-year-old child and sick parents.

The accused was represented by lawyer Norlida Ishak from National Legal Aid Foundation.

Judge S. Indra Nehru set bail at RM15,000 for all charges with one surety and fixed Nov 15 for case management.

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