CEO fined RM145,000 for failing to report graft

KUANTAN: A Singaporean chief executive officer was fined RM145,000 for failing to report bribery to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Sessions Court judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain also ordered Cheung Wing Shing, 60, who had pleaded guilty to two alternative charges, to be jailed 16 months if he failed to pay the fine.

Cheung, who works with a restaurant chain, was charged with failing to report the RM26,850 bribe he received on July 23, 2019, and RM7,000 on Jan 14 this year that was deposited in an account related to him.

He received the monies from two contracting companies as payment for appointing them to carry out kitchen renovation and equipment supply work for the restaurants under his supervision.

Cheung’s lawyer Datuk Joshua Kevin urged the court, in passing sentence, for leniency on the grounds that his client had cooperated with the MACC and had pleaded guilty to the offence, adding that it was Cheung’s first offence.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin, however, urged the court to pass a deterrent sentence to dispel public perception that the MACC was not serious in curbing corruption.

Cheung paid the fine. — Bernama

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