Pakistani retailers plead not guilty for bribery in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Two Pakistani retailers claimed trial to bribery in separate cases at the Kota Kinabalu Special Corruption court on Tuesday (Dec 1).

In the first case, Sharif Ud-Din, 39, was charged with offering RM500 to a policeman on March 23 to not act against him for keeping contraband cigarettes at a business premise here.

Sharif was also charged with bribing another police officer with RM500 cash on April 22 later at the same location, for the same reason.

Sharif, who is married to a local, was charged under Section 17 (b) of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, punishable under Section 24 (1) of the same Act.

Meanwhile, Mujahid Ali Aman Ullah was charged with abetting Sharif in the two separate incidents.

Also married to a local, he had two charges under Section 28(1)(c) of MACC Act 2009 read together with Section 17(b), which is punishable under Section 24(1) of the same Act.

Judge Abu Bakar Manat set Jan 26 for re-mention of both cases.

Abu Bakar also set a RM10,000 bail for each suspect, with their wives becoming their sureties.

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