Thursday, December 3

Two policemen sentenced to two years jail and fined RM10,000 for bribery

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ALOR SETAR: Two policemen, both Lance Corporals, who were earlier released and acquitted of bribery charges, were today sentenced to two months jail and fined RM10,000 by the High Court here yesterday.

Judge Datuk Mohd Azman Husin ruled that in allowing an appeal from the prosecution, the High Court decided to set aside a Magistrates Court decision to release and acquit Mohd Salleh Musa, 47, and Hasnul Malik Yeop Mat Rasid, 51, from the charges, on Oct 29, last year.

Mohd Azman who turned down an appeal to delay the payment of the fine pending an appeal to the Court of Appeal, however, allowed the jail sentence to be deferred until the appeal was heard.

The prosecution was led by Deputy Public Prosecutor Iznina Hanim Hashim from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) while the two policemen were represented by K C Ang.

Mohd Salleh and Hasnul Malik were charged with soliciting RM500 as bribe from Wong Kok Choon at the Kota Sarang police station on Dec 2, 2005 at about 5.15pm, as inducement for not taking action against him, for harassing a woman.

The prosecution made the appeal after Mohd Salleh who had served the police force for 28 years and Hasnul Malik who had served 33 years, were released. — Bernama