By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Jan 8: A policeman was today sentenced to a total of 118 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to 59 charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving a total of RM112,209.08.
Faizal Abdullah, 36, who had been in service with PDRM for the past 12 years, admitted to misusing fuel cards from various petrol companies.
Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff sentenced the accused to 2 years’ imprisonment for each charge. He also ordered that the jail sentences for each charge to run concurrently from today.
The total number of rotan strokes is 24.
Faizal was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code for misusing fuel cards between Nov 2017 to March 2018 involving a total of RM112,209.08 to pump fuel at petrol stations.
The fuel cards were used illegally and without any permission from the authority by the accused for his own needs.
Faizal, in his mitigation, said that he had been in service with PDRM for the past 12 years and had no previous criminal record. The guilty plea to all the charges framed against him showed that he is a responsible person and remorseful for his wrongdoings. He, thus, appealed for a minimum imprisonment sentence to be run concurrently.
DPP Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali, however, urged for a deterrent sentence to be imposed as the accused was a public servant and he had misused his position and committed an offence that caused a loss to the government.
The accused was represented by counsel Abdul Rahman Mohd Hazmi, whereas Syarifah Fatimah and DPP Mohd Fillanny Siji prosecuted. — DayakDaily