|Ex-lawyer speaks for himself|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2012 01:25pm|
©The Star (Used by permission)
SHAH ALAM: A former lawyer charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving more than RM330,000 had to provide his own mitigation when his counsel failed to appear at a Sessions Court here.
Hairul Nizam Omar, 39, was accused of not handing over three cheques worth RM338,200 belonging to his clients, the Kooperasi Serbaguna Pekerja-Pekerja Kerajaan Sabak Bernam/Kuala Selangor.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Iswa Tanie asked for bail to be set at RM50,000 for all three charges, with one surety.
Hairul said his lawyer was attending another case and could not be present for yesterday’s proceedings and asked for lower bail.
Judge Aslam Zainuddin set bail at RM30,000 for all charges, with one surety and the additional condition that Hairul surrender his passport to the court. He fixed Oct 11 for case management.
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