Workshop manager fined RM20,000 for attempting to bribe enforcement officers on wife’s behalf

The accused is seen escorted by MACC officers at the Kuching Court Complex.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 13: The Sessions Court here sentenced a workshop manager to a fine of RM20,000 for attempting to bribe a team of General Operations Force (PGA) and Immigration Department personnel.

Baharudy Bohari, 37, pleaded guilty to the alternative charge framed under Section 214 and was sentenced to a fine of RM20,000 or in default to six months’ imprisonment.

On August 13, 2021, at about 10.15, a team of officers comprising PGA, Immigration Department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) personnel raided a workshop where the accused’s wife was suspected to have employed illegal foreign workers.

The accused then offered RM20,000 gratification but he only gave RM12,000 gratification in cash to the team as an inducement not to take action against his wife as his wife was suspected to have committed an offence under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

Prosecuting Officer Miller Jawoi prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily