ASP gets five years’ jail, fined RM20,000
Posted on August 11, 2012, Saturday
SHAH ALAM: The Sessions Court yesterday imposed a five-year jail sentence and a RM20,000 fine in default 10 months’ jail on an assistant superintendent of police over a RM4,000 bribe.
Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah meted out the sentence and fine on ASP Azmi Abdullah, 54, after finding him guilty of corruptly receiving the money from one Ng Zho Wei as an inducement to reduce the severity of the charge on a woman in a drug case two years ago.
Azmi, who was suspended as the Serdang narcotics criminal investigation division chief, committed the offence at his office in Seri Kembangan near here at 7.05 pm on Nov 26, 2010.
The court granted a stay of the sentence and maintained Azmi’s RM8,000 bail but ordered him to settle the fine.
Twelve prosecution witnesses testified at the trial during which Deputy Public Prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuted while counsel Salim Bashir represented Azmi. — Bernama