Bribery bid: Brothers are jailed, fined
Published on: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Two brothers were jailed and fined for bribing a public servant.Tan Kok Chat, 37, and Tan Kok Huat, 45, pleaded guilty separately before Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat on Friday.

Kok Chat has two charges in which he was ordered to serve a day in prison and pay a fine of RM20,000 while his brother has one charge against him.

On the first and second counts, Kok Chat was jailed a day and fined RM10,000 or four months' jail each for offering to bribe RM1,500 two times to one Alimulia En who is National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) personnel.

The charge stated that the bribe was given to Alimulia as an inducement to not take action against Kok Chat who committed an offence under Section 3 of the Drug Dependant (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983.

The offence took place at Labuan AADK office between 1pm and 1.30pm on April 21, 2016 at the first floor of Tabung Haji building in Labuan.

The offence under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 provides for a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of bribe received or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

Meanwhile, Kok Huat was sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM10,000 or four months' jail for abetting Kok Chat in giving bribe to the same person by giving the latter RM1,500 cash at the same place between 1.15pm-1.30pm on the same day.

During mitigation, counsel PJ Perira who defended the brothers asked for lenient sentence.

But MACC Prosecuting Officer Schwartz Nasutiom urged the court to impose an appropriate sentence.


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