JOHOR BARU: A police lance corporal pleaded not guilty to four charges of bribery amounting to RM5,300.
Mohd Rosdi Muhammad, who is with the Kluang Baru police station, made the plea when he was charged before Sessions Court judge Kamaruddin Kamsun yesterday.
According to the charge sheet, the accused was said to have received bribes between RM800 and RM2,000 from two men to avoid taking action against them for hiring foreigners without work permits.
Mohd Rosdi, 32, was alleged to have committed the offences near a factory at Jalan Paloh in Kluang between Dec 2016 and March 2017.
He was charged under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act and punishable under Section 24 of the same Act.If found guilty, the accused could face a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of RM10,000 or five times the amount of the bribes.
Lawyer Nur Afiqah Hambali asked for a lower bail as her client has two young children, aged five and one, and is also the sole breadwinner of the family.
The case was prosecuted by MACC prosecuting officer Suhaili Sapun. The judge set bail at RM12,000 with one surety and fixed Aug 12 for next mention.
Mohd Rosdi posted bail.
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