Rohingya man fined, jailed for attempting to bribe Kulim corporal

MUHAAMAD HAFIS NAWAWI

ALOR STAR: A Rohingya man was fined RM10,000 by the sessions court today after pleading guilty to offering a RM50 bribe to a policeman last month.

Judge Zanol Rashid Hussain also sentenced the accused, Noor Salam Ibrahim, 41, to 10 days’ imprisonment for offering the bribe to the Kulim policeman.

The court ordered the accused to serve a 100-day jail term should he fail to raise the money to settle the fine.

Earlier, Noor Salam pleaded guilty to the charge of offering a RM50 bribe to corporal Alias Othman, who is attached with Mahang police station, as an inducement not to take action against him for driving without a license.

He had committed the offence at 3.10pm in front of the Mahang police station on March 31.

Noor Salam was charged under Section 17(b) of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 (Act 694), which carries a maximum 20 years’ imprisonment, and a fine five times the amount of the bribe, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

The case was prosecuted by MACC deputy public prosecutor A Hafiizh Abu Bakar, while the accused was not represented.