Ex-project manager gets one day in jail, fined RM70,846 for graft

SHAH ALAM: A former Petronas ICT Sdn Bhd project manager was sentenced to a day in jail and fined RM70,846 by the Sessions Court here Thursday after he pleaded guilty to accepting bribe totalling RM14,169.20 two years ago.

Judge Sabariah Atan also ordered Ali Imran Alias, 43, to serve another six months in jail if he failed to pay the fine.

Ali Imran, who was represented by lawyer Shahren Rosli, paid the fine.

Ali Imran was charged with accepting the bribe from Nera Infocom (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Ahmad Fauzan Hashim at Hong Leong Bank in Section 15 here on March 13, 2014.

The bribe was an inducement to leak information about his company's tender price to enable Nera Infocom to be selected as the contractor for the installation of the Bintulu Crude Terminal UHF radio system at Petronas ICT Tanjung Kidurung, Bintulu, Sarawak.

Ali Imran was punished according to Section 24 (1) of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 which provides a maximum jail term of 20 years, fine RM10,000 or five times the value of the bribe, whichever is higher. - Bernama
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