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Two cops deny accepting RM10,000 bribes
Published on: Friday, February 09, 2018

Seremban: Two policemen pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here thursday to three charges of accepting bribe, totalling RM10,000, four years ago.

Corporal Mohd Fairuz Abd Jalil, 37, and Constable Norfazlizan Mat Zain, 34, made the plea before judge Fathiyah Idris.

They were charged with jointly accepting RM3,000, RM5,000 and RM2,000 on three occasions from a businessman, Chan Heng Loy, 63, as an inducement for them to not take action against him for allegedly selling smuggled cigarettes in Taman Kiara, Sikamat, Seremban.

The offence was allegedly committed at three locations, namely Sikamat police station, besides the Seven Eleven Convenience Store in Taman Sri Pulai, Sikamat, and at Pangsapuri Markisa, Berek Balai Polis Sikamat , at 7.30 pm dan 7.40pm on Dec 7, 2014 and at 4.20 pm on Dec 31, 2014, respectively.

Mohd Fairuz and Norfazlizan, both attached at the Sikamat police station, were charged under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and fine of not less than five times of the value of the bribe, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.

The court allowed them bail of RM15,000 each in one surety for all charges.

Deputy public prosecutor from MACC Nurdiyanah Mohd Nawawi prosecuted, while Mohd Fairuz was represented by lawyer Mohd Haijan Omar.

Meanwhile, in PETALING JAYA, a religious teacher was charged in the Magistrate's Court here thursday with insulting the modesty of his fiancee through the Whatsapp application two weeks ago.

Mohammad Azizi Iqmal Abdullah, 41, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Magistrate Nurshahirah Abd Salim.

Mohammad Azizi Iqmal, who is a Muslim convert, was charged with committing the offence by sending a message containing insulting words to her 37-year-old fiancee at a house in Batu 13 1/2, Jalan Puchong, here at 9.15 pm last Jan 28.

The charge, under Section 509 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to five years, or fine, or both, if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutor Abu Arsalnaa Zainal Abidin prosecuted, while Mohammad Azizi Iqmal was unrepresented.

The court set March 14 for mention. – Bernama

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