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By Dorcas Ting
KOTA SAMARAHAN, July 1: A store owner was sentenced to 10-days’ imprisonment and a fine of RM50,000 for giving gratification to a police officer.
Muhammad Firdaus Chai Abdullah, 57, pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong.
The judge order the imprisonment to take effect from today and imposed the RM50,000 fine, in default of two months’ imprisonment.
Since the accused had been remanded for three days, this was taken into account, and Nixon ordered the accused to serve only seven days’ imprisonment.
The accused was charged with corruptly giving a gratification of RM10,000 to ASP Norman Chendan as an inducement for forbearing to take legal action against him under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967 where he had cigarettes that were not declared.
He was charged under Section 17(b) of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24(1)(a) and (b) of the same Act, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 20 years and fine not less than five times the sum or value of gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction. — DayakDaily