JOHOR BARU: A logging company supervisor was sentenced to one day jail and fined RM20,000 for offering bribes to an Immigration officer.
Teo Yau Hooi, 57, was charged for offering RM3,000 cash to Norulhisham Ibrahim from the Johor Immigration Department as an inducement not to take action against four illegal Indonesian workers.
He committed the offence on Oct 21, 2014, at around 8.55am at the logging site on the plot A, of Seluyut Forest Reserve in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi during the immigration operations.
The four illegal Indonesians did not posses valid travel documents and had overstayed in the country.
Teo, a single father of five children whose wife had died recently pleaded guilty in front of Sessions judge Mohamad Haldar Abdul Aziz.
He was charged under Section 17(b) and Section 24 (1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission 2009.
Teo pleaded guilty in front of Mohamad Haldar and paid the fine.
Teo was not represented while the MACC prosecuting officer Ridzuan Abdul Malek prosecuted the case.
In a separate case, a Sarawakian couple pleaded not guilty for abusing a six-year old girl in a magistrate court on the same day.
Lorry driver Maxwell Mawat Undau, 28, and his wife, Stepeny Lily, 24, a housewife face the charge of abusing the girl, who was Stepeny’s youngest sister.
The couple was accused of having committed the offence at a flat in Block C, Jalan Bunga Teratai 3, Taman Plentong Utama, Masai on Jan 5, at around 9pm.
They were accused of knocking the girl’s head against the wall, putting a lighted cigarette butt on the victim’s left check, kicking her legs and beating her using a belt.
Both Maxwell and Stepeny claimed trial in front of magistrate Salina Omar who offered bail of RM9,000 each for the accused and set Feb 1 for mention.
They face a jail term of not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than RM10,000 or both upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Chan Lee Lee prosecuted the case, Stepeny was represented by Lydiana Mansor while Maxwell was not represented.