IPOH: A 41-year-old Bangladeshi national was sentenced to three months in jail and fined RM10,000 for trying to bribe a police officer with RM50.
Ariful, a plantation worker in Slim, pleaded guilty after being charged with bribery under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act before Sessions Court judge S. Indra Nehru on Friday (Sept 18).
According to the charge sheet, the accused committed the offence near a bank on Jalan Stesen, Slim, at about 9.45pm on Sept 6.
Ariful tried to bribe Kpl Mohammad Azuan Ali after he was caught carrying 13 cartons of illegal cigarettes.
The judge said the jail sentence would start from Sept 18, adding that should the accused fail to pay the fine, he would have to spend another three months in jail.
MACC deputy public prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin prosecuted.
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