A chairman of a small farmers’ cooperative pleaded guilty over a charge of cheating funds from the co-op’s treasurer.
Hamizi Mohamad Khalil, 58, pleaded guilty in front of Judge S. Indra Nehru at the Ipoh Sessions Court today (March 19).
He was charged with cheating Mohd Zaimi Mohd Zain by deceiving him into believing that RM8,700 from the co-op funds were to be paid for the provision of a 850kg rescue boat and five units of life jackets to the Kampung Manjoi Development and Safety Committee (JKK).
He committed the offence at the small farmers’ co-op building located at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak in Ipoh five years ago, under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
He pleaded guilty to an optional charge of the case under Section 417 of the same Code, whereby he is subject to punishment entailing imprisonment of up to five years, a fine, or both.
The court ordered for a RM15,000 penalty or a six-month imprisonment, should Hamizi fail to pay.
The session was conducted by deputy public prosecutor, Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin. Hamizi was unrepresented.