Businessman jailed 8 years, fined RM20k for bribing cop

Ahmad Fairuz Othman

JOHOR BARU: A 57-year-old businessman was today jailed eight years and fined RM20,000 by the Sessions Court after being found guilty of bribing a police inspector during a drugs-related raid, two years ago.

Lim Wee Kwang, who manages a family-owned company, was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of giving a RM2,950 bribe to district police narcotics Inspector Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Nor as an inducement to not take action against him for possessing drugs and bullets.

He committed the offence at a house in Taman Banang, Batu Pahat at 7.45pm on Jan 14, 2015.

The offence falls under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti Corruption (MACC) Act 2009.

Judge Mohd Fauzi Mohd Nasir ordered for the jail term to begin today, while the fine should be paid in default of an additional six months in jail.

The court also ordered for the RM2,950 to be seized and for its ownership to be transferred to the government.

MACC prosecuting officer, Ridzuan Abd Malik prosecuted.

Lim was represented by Sukhaimi Mashud.

A total of six prosecution witnesses and three defence witnesses, including Lim, were called during the trial.