Self-employed man fined RM20,000 for attempting to bribe PGA officer

The accused is seen being escorted by MACC officers at the court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 13: A self-employed man was fined RM20,000 for attempting to bribe a General Operations Force (PGA) officer today.

Lau Yew Chuong, 68, 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 RM20,000 or in default to six months’ imprisonment.

Law was charged with offering RM10,000 to ASP Norman Chendan from PGA as an inducement not to take action against him as he was suspected to be involved in contravening the Customs Act 1967, at a house in Jalan Hup Kee, at about 12pm on November 25, 2020.

According to the charge sheet, Lau was suspected to have committed an offence under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967 for storing and possessing liquor and cigarettes suspected to have not passed the Customs Department.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuting officer Kamsiah Ahmad prosecuted while the accused was represented by counsel Francis Wee. — DayakDaily