LCS scandal: Former Navy Chief charged with approving payments of RM21.08mil 

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former navy chief Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli Mohd was charged in court this morning with 3 accounts involving alleged approval of payments of RM21.08mil without the consent of the company’s board of directors

On first charge, he allegedly approved RM13,541,140 to Setaria Holdings Limited’s Singapore bank account without BNS board approval between July 26, 2010 and March 25, 2011.

In the second charge, he allegedly approved RM1,360,716 as payment to JSD Corporation Pte Ltd Singapore bank account between April 19, 2011 and May 4, 2011.

In the third charge, Ahmad Ramli was alleged to have approved another payment of RM6,182,295 to Sousmarin Armada Ltd Singapore bank account between October 28, 2010 and November 22, 2010.

He pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court to all three charges of criminal breach of trust in connection with the littoral combat ship (LCS) scandal, the Star reported.

Ahmad Ramli was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust by a public servant.  If found guilty he may serve a jail term of between two to 20 years, with whipping and also a fine upon conviction.

He was granted bail at RM500,000 in one surety, and his passport was seized. 

The case has been set for mention on Nov 24.

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