DPP in the dock for preparing incorrect reports

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009

SHAH ALAM: A deputy public prosecutor (DPP) claimed trial in a magistrate’s court here for allegedly charging two people with an offence of lesser severity.

Md Azar Irwan Mohd Arifin, 30, is accused of preparing an order for Quah Guat Chin, Wong Kok Seng and Low Teck Seng to be charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1957 and Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1957.

Quah and Wong should actually have been charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the death sentence.

Md Azar Irwan is alleged to have prepared a lesser charge with the intent of saving them from the harsher punishment.

He is said to have committed the offence at the Selangor DPP’s office in Bangunan Sultan Salehuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, here, between 3.15pm and 5.30pm on March 12.

He is charged under Section 218 of the Penal Code with preparing records he knew to be incorrect, with the intent to save a person from legal punishment.

If convicted, he can be jailed for up to three years or fined, or both.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Senior Federal Counsel Datuk Abdul Razak Musa proposed bail at RM6,000 in one surety, citing that it was a serious offence involving a DPP.

However, Md Azar Irwan’s counsel Datuk Salehuddin Saidin said his client should be released on a personal bond instead of bail, as he had given his cooperation during the commission’s investigation.

Magistrate Afifah Mamat @ Yusof set bail at RM6,000 in one surety, and May 13 for hearing.

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