A former senior Royal Malaysian Navy officer with the rank of lieutenant commander was fined RM100,000 and his assets worth RM1.6 million forfeited by the Ipoh Sessions Court today for corruption.
Sessions judge Indra Nehru Savandiah passed the sentence after Khairul Izwan Mohd Khir pleaded guilty to six corruption charges with regard to a supply deal to the navy.
Khairul Izwan, 38, who formerly worked as Material Control Officer 2 at Armada TLDM supply depot, was charged with five counts under Section 165 of the Penal Code to receiving money and a debit card worth RM1.5 million.
He was also charged at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 14 for receiving a Bell & Ross watch worth RM19,000 from a contractor who had direct relation with his official job. The case was then transferred to the Ipoh Sessions Court.
The former navy officer was charged with the offences committed between May 2013 and Feb 2015.
He was prosecuted by Abu Bakar Abdullah and Mahadi Abdul Jumaat from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).