March 13, 2009
TEMERLOH: Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate's Court Friday to two charges of giving bribes to two individuals in January.
Norza, 43, who is also Federal Territory Umno Youth chief, is alleged to have committed the offences on Jan 20, 2009 at 6.30pm at No. 38, Pinggiran Tasik, Taman Bandar Temerloh, here.
He was released on a RM10,000 bail in one surety.
He is charged with corruptly giving Khadri Musa RM1,500 through Halimi Kamaruzzaman to be distributed to party delegates as inducement to vote for him (Norza) in the contest for a party Supreme Council seat in the Umno elections in March.
Norza is also charged with corruptly giving RM1,900 to Mohammad Anuar Yunus through Halimi Kamaruzzaman for the same purpose.
The charges are under Section 16 (b)(A) of the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694) and punishable under Section 24 of the same Act. - Bernama