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Sabah prosecutor jailed 1 year for soliciting RM50,000 bribe
Published on: Friday, June 21, 2024
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Sabah prosecutor jailed 1 year for soliciting RM50,000 bribe
Tawau corruption court judge Jason Juga granted a stay of execution of the sentence pending Kamalia Yahdi’s appeal.
PETALING JAYA: A deputy public prosecutor in Sabah has been sentenced to a year in prison and a RM250,000 fine after being found guilty of corruption.

The Edge reported that the Tawau corruption court found Kamalia Yahdi guilty of soliciting a RM50,000 bribe from two people in 2015 to settle a case of voluntarily causing hurt.

Kamalia, who was charged under Section 16(a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, faces a further two years in jail if she fails to pay the fine.

However, judge Jason Juga granted a stay of execution of the sentence pending her appeal.

Deputy public prosecutors Natrah Fareha Rahmat and Siti Amirah Ali prosecuted while Kamalia was represented by lawyer Arthur Borine.

In January 2016, Kamalia claimed trial to two charges of soliciting and accepting RM50,000 and RM40,000 in bribes from Shang Yee Chew and Chang Fui Hsia in May 2015 to withdraw a case that was on trial at the Tawau magistrates’ court.

She was jointly charged with Chang Voon Kiat, who was accused of acting as her intermediary in requesting and receiving the RM40,000 bribe.

Kamalia was reportedly acquitted of the charge involving the RM40,000 bribe in August 2018, while Voon Kiat was found guilty.

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