JOHOR BARU: A waiter from India was sentenced to seven days’ jail and fined RM10,000 for attempting to give a RM300 bribe to a local council enforcement officer.
Manarikal Miyas, 43, committed the offence at a shop in Taman Delima, Kluang, on Jan 30.
He wanted to avoid getting compounds for putting up advertisements without permission, renovating a building without permission as well as blocking a road by putting up business items.
This is an offence under Section 17(b) of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act, which carries a fine of five times the amount of the bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, and imprisonment of not more than 20 years.
Manarikal pleaded guilty when the charge was read to him in Tamil by an interpreter in front of judge Kamarudin Kamsun at the Sessions Court here.
The case was handled by MACC prosecution officer Yunus Mohamed. Manarikal was not represented by a lawyer.
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