A local woman has been brought before the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court on three charges under Section 465 of the Penal Code (Chapter 22) and two charges under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code.

For the charge under Section 465 of the Penal Code, an investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau revealed that sometime between 2011 and 2012, Kalsum Binti Hj Mohd Ja'afar, a former owner and school principal of DKRJ Sunflower School did fraudulently forge three original receipts of the Government of Brunei Darussalam by altering particulars in the receipt with intent to falsely represent to the investors of DKRJ Sunflower School that the money they deposited had been paid as a security deposit to the Ministry of Education. For the charge under Section 471, read with Section 465 of the Penal Code, the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau discovered that sometime in 2012, the defendant did fraudulently use as genuine two 'Memorandums' purportedly issued by the Ministry of Education and Istana Nurul Izzah, which she knew were forged documents.

The defendant pleaded guilty to all charges. The Acting Chief Magistrate allowed the defendant to be released on a ten thousand dollar bail and two local sureties. The case is scheduled to be heard on Saturday for sentencing.

Source: Radio Television Brunei