Man sentenced to one day in jail, RM10,000 fine for attempting to bribe JPJ officer

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 18: The Sessions Court here sentenced a man to one day in jail and a RM10,000 fine for attempting to bribe a Road Transport Department (JPJ) officer.

Elvis Hiu Kiew Kang, 26, pleaded guilty to the charge framed.

Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong sentenced him to an imprisonment of one day and fined him RM10,000 or in default of 1 month’s imprisonment.

Hiu was charged with offering a RM50 gratification to a JPJ officer as inducement not to take action against him as his car was installed with a High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp, which is an offence under Section 6(1) Road Transport Act 1967, at KM24, Jalan Kuching-Serian, on June 23, 2018, during a roadblock operation.

He was charged under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24 of the same Act which carries an imprisonment term not exceeding 20 years and fine of not less than five times the sum of the gratification or RM10,000, whichever is the higher, if convicted.

DPP Ikhwan Mohd Ibrahim prosecuted while the accused represented by Counsel Lim Lian Kee. — DayakDaily