Kinabatangan Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and his wife, Datin Seri Zizie Izette Abdul Samad were released and acquitted by the High Court today on three charges of corruption amounting to RM2.8 million involving a RM150 million investment in Public Mutual Berhad unit trust.
The judge, Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid made the decision after allowing Bung Moktar and Zizie’s application to review the decision of the Sessions Court which ordered them to defend themselves on September 2 last year.
Bung Moktar, 65, and Zizie Izette, 45, appealed against Azhar’s decision on December 9 last year which rejected the couple’s application to review the Sessions Court decision which ordered them to defend themselves on three charges of corruption.
On 2 September 2022, Rozina ordered the couple to defend themselves on three charges of corruption after finding that the prosecution had successfully proved a prima facie case against them.
On 3 May 2019, Bung Moktar was charged with two charges of accepting bribes amounting to RM2.2 million and RM262,500 as an inducement to obtain Felcra’s approval to invest RM150 million in Public Mutual unit trusts.
Bung Moktar is accused of accepting bribes from Public Mutual agent, Madhi Abdul Hamid, through Zizie Izette at Public Bank Taman Melawati Branch here between 12.30pm and 5pm on 12 June 2015.
He was also charged with receiving a cash bribe of RM337,500 from Unit Amanah consultant, Norhaili Ahmad Mokhtar under the name of Zizie Izette for the same reason and at the same place on 19 June 2015 while Zizie Izette is facing three charges of abetting her husband in relation to the matter at the same place, date and the same time.