N. Sembilan RTD officer charged with graft

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: An officer from the state’s Road Transport Department (RTD) was charged in the sessions court here today for allegedly accepting a bribe of RM1,000 four years ago.

Atan @ Md Zamri Mohd Salleh, 36, who served as the state’s RTD motor vehicle inspector chief, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charge was read to him before Judge Fathiyah Idris.

According to the charges, Atan was charged with accepting RM1,000 in cash from a man as an incentive to expedite a vehicle inspection report for a car on July 15, 2013, at 11am.

For the offence, he was charged under Section 17 (a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which provides imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of five times the bribe, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

The court granted bail of RM7,000 with one surety, and fixed May 2 for re-mention.

The prosecution was conducted by MACC deputy public prosecutor, Nurdiyanah Mohd Nawawi, while the accused was unrepresented.