By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Aug 20: A businessman was sentenced to a fine of RM18,000 for attempting to bribe a General Operations Force (PGA) officer by the Sessions Court here today.
Ting Chung Hock, 51, pleaded guilty to the alternative charge framed under Section 214 of the Penal Code.
Sessions Court Judge Steve Ritikos sentenced him to a fine of RM18,000 or in default of ten months’ imprisonment.
He was found offering RM4,000 to an Inspector Lokman Adli from PGA Batu Kawa as an inducement not to take action against him as he was suspected to be involved in contravening the Control of Supplies Act 1961, at Tebedu, at about 3.50pm on April 23, 2019.
According to the charge sheet, Ting allegedly tried to smuggle Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), rice and sugar to Indonesia on two vans that were owned by him.
The accused tried to offer a bribe of RM10,000 to Inspector Lokman in return not to take legal action against him.
Deputy public prosecutor Nur Nisla Abdul Latif prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily