40-year-old man fined RM1,300 for bribing police insp as inducement to release 2 suspected illegals

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KUCHING, May 3: The Special Court for Corruption here today fined a man RM1,300 for corruptly giving gratification of RM2,000 to a police inspector.

The 40-year-old accused pleaded guilty to the amended charge framed under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

Judge Steven Ritikos sentenced him to a fine of RM1,300 or in default of one month’s imprisonment.

The accused was found to have corruptly given gratification in cash of RM2,000 to a police inspector attached to Battalion 11, General Operations Force as an inducement for forbearing to do an act in relation to his principal’s affairs, which is to release two Indonesian nationals who were suspected of entering Malaysia illegally, in front of St. Jude National School, at about 2.45am, on Aug 14, 2020.

He was charged under Section 17(b) of the MACC Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24(1)(a) and (b) of the same Act, which carries an imprisonment not exceeding twenty years and a fine of not less than five times the sum or value of the gratification which is the subject matter of the offence where such gratification is capable of being valued or is of a pecuniary nature, or RM10,000, whichever is higher upon conviction.

DPP Nur Nisla Abd Latif prosecuted while the accused is represented by counsel Shankar Ram. — DayakDaily