Senior KTMB officer charged with graft involving RM33,000

A senior Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) officer was charged in the Sessions Court today with five counts of
corruption involving a total of RM33,000 five years ago.

Tajuddin Mohd Yusoff, 54, pleaded not guilty to the charges of receiving five cheques, each with a value of RM6,600, from the director of Sureman Sdn Bhd, Mohamed Salleh, to pay the overdraft loan of Intiwangi Sdn Bhd, the company
owned by the accused.

Sureman had been given a contract to maintain the railway tracks between the Gemas station and Kerdau station as well as the Tumpat Yard by his department.

Tajuddin, who is now KTMB’s road management general manager, allegedly committed the offence at RHB Bank in Jalan Tun H.S Lee, here between March 27, 2006 and Oct 6 the same year.

He can be jailed up to two years or fined or both if convicted under Section 165 of the Penal Code. Judge Rozilah Salleh allowed a bail of RM12,000 with one surety and set Oct 14 for mention.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Sophian Zakaria of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission prosecutes. The accused is unrepresented.