Two Aker Engineering officials acquitted as High Court rules charges defective

March 7, 2023

Dateline 2022-12-23, The Edge:

The High Court on Friday (Dec 23) allowed the discharge and acquittal of two senior executives of Aker Engineering Malaysia from the respective charge they faced under the Companies Act 2016 and the Penal Code.

In allowing the striking-out application, judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin ruled that the charges brought against the company’s senior deputy president Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman and director Mohd Yusof Ab Rahman, while not mala fide (made in bad faith), were defective.

In the case of Ahmad Hatta, 51, who was charged with misleading the Registrar of Companies, the judge said this was not a crime and that the prosecution was confused by the provisions of the Companies Act 2016.

Aker Solutions manager charged again in Malaysia

April 10, 2022

Dateline 2022-02-21, Energy Voice:

Malaysia has filed a fresh charge against a local manager of Norwegian oil services provider Aker Solutions, accusing him of providing false information to the country’s corporate regulator, according to the company and a court document, reported Reuters.

Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman allegedly submitted false information about Aker Engineering Malaysia, a local unit of the group, to Malaysia’s Companies Commission in 2017, according to a charge sheet seen by Reuters and confirmed by a prosecutor.

He has pleaded not guilty, the company said in a statement.

Company senior vice president charged with cheating O&G firm

July 17, 2021

Dateline 2021-06-11, The Malaysian Reserve:

A senior vice-president of an engineering company was charged in the Sessions Court here, today with duping a leading oil and gas company into listing his company as a qualified company with Bumiputra status, three years ago.

Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman (picture), 50, who is also head of Aker Engineering Malaysia pleaded not guilty after the charge against him was read before judge Izralizam Sanusi.

The accused, as an agent of Aker Solutions Group, was charged with intentionally submitting documents for the purpose of duping the oil and gas company.

It was for the purpose of listing Aker Engineering Malaysia as a qualified company with Bumiputra status, when the accused knew that it was not true.