Bandar Seri Begawan - The lawyer of a Malaysian man alleged to have corrupt dealings with Brunei Shell Petroleum officers asked for more time to look at his client's case before they can proceed further Senior Magistrate Hj Nabil Daraina PD Ustaz Hj Badaruddin set May 30, 2012 for further mention of the case.
David Chong, Manager of Musfada Enterprise, was produced in court to face 37 allegations of corruption involving gratifications of more than B$1 million to officers of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).
Roy Prabhakaran of Sankaran Halim Advocates and Solicitors represented the defendant.
David Chong faces charges of having corruptly given money to BSP officers ranging from as low as $2,000 to the tune of $200,000 in each engagement so as to induce and reward the officers for dealings of order, purchase or delivery of goods from Musfada Enterprise.
Allegations also stated that some of the officers were rewarded or favoured with cash loans, gadgetries, air-travel tickets as well as local and overseas hotel accommodations being paid for by the defendant to return the officers' alleged favours.
Thomas and Steve, employees of Musfada Enterprise, were the ones instructed by David to hand the gratifications to the BSP officers who were named earlier in court.
These alleged dealings occurred between the years 2005 and 2009.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Pg Jasmine Pg Hj Bahrin prosecuted the case.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin