MELAKA: The deputy director of Penang National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) was slapped with a RM3,000 fine by the Sessions Court here for accepting RM400 as a bribe in 2018.
Judge Elesabet Paya Wan imposed the fine on Mohamad Yusof Kameh, 55, after his plea was recorded on Wednesday (Sept 28).
The accused was serving as the director of AADK Melaka at the time of the offence and had accepted the bribe from Budyarif Rahmat as an inducement for supply of items.
The offence was committed at the AADK office at Ayer Keroh here on June 22, 2018.
The charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code carries a maximum two years' jail, or fine or both upon conviction.
Based on the statement of facts, the accused had contacted Budyarif to ask about paper bags supply.
During the discussion, the accused had asked Budyarif for a sum of RM400 for the use of the Melaka AADK office by increasing the quotation to RM4,630 through the offer for the supply made through Mutiara Event Management & Supplies.
A cheque of RM400 was issued by Budyarif in June, 2018, to enable the accused to utilise the sum for the department's programme.
The accused was represented by counsel Datuk Naran Singh.
The accused has also claimed trial at the Sessions Court here in Feb18 when he was charged with four counts of allegedly accepting a bribe of RM5,900 for maintenance and supply service for Melaka AADK.
The plea to the earlier charges was also made before Judge Elesabet Paya Wan.
The accused later paid the fine.