Senior cop slapped with fifth bribery charge involving RM1.5mil


SHAH ALAM: A senior policeman already facing four corruption charges in Kuala Lumpur was slapped with another charge at the Shah Alam Session court involving RM1.5mil.

Asst Supt Gan Chee Liang was accused of soliciting the funds, in return for settling a drug charge under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 involving one "Victor Goh" at a police lock-up in Shah Alam.

He was charged under Section 16(a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and, if found guilty, could be jailed up to 20 years and fined not less than five times the amount of the bribe involved or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

Gan pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were read to him in Malay.

Judge Rozilah Salleh set bail at RM20,000 with two sureties and fixed April 29 for mention.

Gan was represented by Choong Kok Seng, while the prosecution was led by DPP Wan Ahmad Nidzam Wan Omar.

Yesterday (March 27), Gan was charged with four counts of accepting bribes amounting to a total of RM1.35mil.

On the first and second counts, Gan, as a public servant, was alleged to have accepted RM800,000 and RM175,000, respectively, from Lim Chok Siong, 41, as inducement to dispose of a drug case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act involving a “Victor Goh”.

The offences were allegedly committed in Kuala Lumpur and in Ampang, Selangor, in March 2017.

For the third and fourth counts, Gan was alleged to have received RM300,000 and RM75,000 Yeong Kok Wah, 51, also for the same purpose, on April 28 and June 13, 2017.

The case in Kuala Lumpur has also been set for mention on April 29.


   

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