RTD enforcement assistant jailed, fined RM10,000 for bribery
Posted on August 4, 2012, Saturday
KUALA LUMPUR: A Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement assistant was found guilty of two counts of bribery, involving RM1,000 by the Sessions Court here yesterday.
Judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain sentenced Norazha Izwan Mohd Aripin, 27, to 12 months’ jail and RM10,000 fine, in default six months’ jail, on each count after finding that the defence had failed to establish reasonable doubts against the charges at the end of the defence case.
He ordered Norazha Izwan to serve the jail sentences concurrently from today.
In the judgment, Ahmad Zamzani said the defence by the accused was an after thought and a mere denial.
However, he allowed a stay of the sentence following a request by defence counsel Mohd Shahrullah Khan Nawab Zadah Khan to appeal against the conviction and sentence, and increased bail on Norazha Izwan to RM10,000 in one surety from RM6,000.
On the first count, Norazha Izwan was charged with soliciting a bribe for RM1,000 from one Ooi Aik Keng as an inducement to not take action against him for allegedly driving with an expired road tax near the BHP Petrol Jalan Kuching station here at 5pm on Jan 4 last year.
He was also charged with soliciting RM1,000 bribe, also from Ooi and for the same purpose, in front of EON Bank at Danau Kota, Setapak, at 8pm on the same day.
Prosecuting officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Mohd Nur Lokman Samingan, prosecuted. — Bernama