Threatening MACC officer with steering lock lands man in court

SEREMBAN: A 34-year-old manager who refused to allow a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer to inspect his vehicle and even threatened him with a steering lock, pleaded not guilty to the charge of obstructing an investigation at the Sessions Court here.

On June 3, Mohd Hazmi Abdul Halim was summoned to the MACC office here for a separate case, was asked by the officer to unlock his Mitsubishi Triton for a routine inspection.

However, he refused to comply with the request.

The accused then began to intimidate the MACC officer with a steering lock and was arrested.

He was charged under section 48 of the MACC Act 2009.

The offence, punishable under section 69 of the same Act, provides a fine of up to RM10,000 or a jail term of up to two years or both.

Judge Junaidah Mohd Isa then fixed Sept 25 for re-mention.

Mohd Hazmi, who was represented by counsel Jamal Abas, was released on a RM5,000 bail.

Karmila Mokthar from the MACC prosecuted.

MACC , Mohd Hazmi Abdul Halim , Corruption