Feb 10, 2009
IPOH: The Magistrates Court here has issued a warrant of arrest against Changkat Jering assemblyman Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu for failing to turn up in court for his corruption trial.
His sister said he was hospitalised for observation because of a heart ailment, but was unable to produce an MC.
His counterpart Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi also failed to turn up in court, but his lawyer produced the necessary documentation to prove he was unwell.
The two, whose resignation from PKR last week sparked a sequence of events that ultimately saw the state government falling into Barisan Nasional hands, were charged in a Sessions Court on Aug 25 last year with allegedly receiving bribes over the application for a RM180mil housing project in Sri Iskandar in Perak Tengah.
The case was heard Tuesday at the Magistrates Court because no Sessions Court judges were available.