Enforcement officer faces jail time for alleged corruption

MELAKA: A Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) enforcement officer claimed trial at the Session Courts at Ayer Keroh here to 12 counts of bribery amounting RM8,500.

The plea of the accused Ahmad Jamil Saru, 40 was read before judge Elesebet Paya Wan during the proceeding on Tuesday (July 5).

Based on ten charge sheets, the accused has received a graft of RM5,000 cash from an individual who is the manager of a transportation company.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at Maybank Malaysia Berhad, Merlimau branch here between Apr, 2020 to Mar 3, 2021.

The accused faced the charges under Section 165 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term up to two years and fine upon conviction.

The accused also faced another two charges under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009 for allegedly accepting RM3,500 through online transfer as an inducement not to take action against the lorries owned by the same company under the Transportation Act 1987.

The accused could face a jail term up to 20 years and fine up to five times the value of the bribery or RM10,000 whichever is higher, upon conviction.

The court granted the accused a bail of RM4,500 with one surety and fixed Sept 15 as the re-mention date.

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