Malaysian jailed for offering bribe to Singapore traffic cop


SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man working in Singapore was sentenced to four weeks'' jail today for attempting to bribe a Traffic Police officer into not issuing a traffic summons, reported.

Sang Jia Weng, 30, offered S$30 (S$1=RM3.09) to Staff Sergeant Zulkifli Dzahari on Jan 11 after he was caught for not strapping his helmet securely while riding a motorcycle.

Sang, a construction worker, stuffed three S$10 notes into a trouser pocket of Zulkifli’s and asked him not to issue a traffic summons.

The sergeant immediately arrested Sang.

Sang was charged on April 19 with one count of corruptly offering gratification.

He could have been fined up to S$100,000 and/or sentenced to a maximum five years in jail, said the online report. -- BERNAMA