SHAH ALAM: Former Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) and Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) managing director Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust in connection with the LCS programme today. The 79-year-old was the 11th RMN chief.
According to Bernama, the charges occurred between October 2010 to May 2011, were in total involved some RM21.08 million. Ahmad Ramli plead not guilty to the charges, and he was given bail amounting to RM500,000. The case at the Kuala Lumpur High Court will be re-mentioned on November 24.
Ahmad Ramli was charged under Section 409 of the Criminal Procedure Code which calls for a prison of no less of two years and not more of 20 years; whipping and a fine if found guilty.
What is interesting is that the charges were the ones that were revealed around 2011 and 2012 and was widely reported then (though I can no longer find it anywhere now and cannot confirmed whether the issue was investigated back then). I did write a story about it here.
Ahmad Ramli was appointed to the board of BHIC on 17 August 2005 and served as the managing Director/Chief Executive Officer since 22 August 2005. He was redesignated as MD of the company on May 1, 2019. He resigned from Boustead later that year.
I guess we would have to see if others involved in the project will also face charges in court.
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