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Published: Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 4:04:23 PM

Corrupt Abdul Aziz gets a day’s jail and fined RM5,600 for his greed

Guilty as charged: The convicted Abdul Aziz Latiff (centre) being brought to the Special Courts for Corruption Thursday.

Guilty as charged: The convicted Abdul Aziz Latiff (centre) being brought to the Special Courts for Corruption Thursday.

KUCHING: RM800 is all it takes to get a policeman a day in jail.

The Special Courts for Corruption here convicted Abdul Aziz Latiff, who was attached to the Kota Sentosa police station, for having accepted bribes totalling RM800 on two separate occassions in 2011.

Abdul Aziz pleaded guilty to two charges yesterday for offences committed on Feb 11 and Oct 5 in 2011. He was convicted under Section 165 of the Penal Code.

In the first charge, he was sentenced to one day jail and a fine of RM3,500.

In the second, the penalty was one day jail and a fine of RM2,100.

Judge Marutin Pagan, however, ruled that Abdul Aziz could serve the jail concurrently, meaning he would be in jail for just a day.

Abdul Aziz, 43, is a father to five, ranging from two years old to 14 years old. His legal counsels Roger Chin and Isman Ibrahim urged the judge to impose a lighter penalty in light of Abdul Aziz’s track record (it was his first convictions) and his good conduct by admitting to the crime.

“He regrets the incidents and promises never to repeat (the offences).

“He is the sole breadwinner of the family. He has no previous convictions and had served the police and public in general for 18 years. He promises to turn over a new leaf,” Chin told the court.

Chin asked the court to discharge penalties that were both “merciful and compassionate”.

The maximum penalty for offences under the section is two years’ jail with or without fine.

According to the facts of the case, the policeman accepted a RM500 bribe at Sound City Enterprise Kota Sentosa, which sold pirated VCDs and DVDs, in February of that year. Later in the year, he accepted another RM300.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Law Chin How, who is with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission prosecuted.

The Special Courts for Corruption were first announced in the 2009 Budget and set up by early 2011.

Tags / Keywords: East Malaysia, Courts & Crime, Corruption, police, pirated

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