JOHOR BARU: A 53-year-old policeman was charged in a Sessions Court here for allegedly accepting a RM17,000 bribe two years ago.
The accused, ASP Md Maizaili Mohamed, is believed to have received the money from an individual transferred to his personal bank account between Feb 16 and May 15 2017.
The offence was conducted at a Maybank branch in Jalan Abdullah, Muar, and the money is believed to be from illegal activities.
The prosecution was carried out by Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Mohd Farez Rahman, in front of judge Kamarudin Kamsun.
Md Maizaili pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The accused, who is currently working at Malacca Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK), was not represented by an attorney.
Kamarudin then allowed Md Maizaili RM20,000 bail with one surety with his passport handed over to the court.
The court then set May 8 for re-mention.
The offence falls under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA) which carries a maximum fine of up to RM5mil or a maximum jail term of five years, if convicted.