Man pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Fadley Faisal

A Bangladeshi man, Milon bin Mohammad Kalu Mondol, was brought before the Magistrate’s Court for an offence under Section 6 (b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 131).

Investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau revealed that on July 22, 2019, at the vicinity of the old Tamu Kianggeh area, Milon corruptly offered to a police personnel of the Royal Brunei Police Force a gratification of BND100, as an inducement for the personnel to refrain from taking action against him for an offence under the Tobacco Order, 2005.

The charge was read to the defendant on August 13, 2019, to which the defendant pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar fixed the trial dates on September 23-26, 2019.

In the meantime, the defendant is remanded at Maraburong Prison.

The prosecution was represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Pengiran Hajah Nor ‘Azmeena binti Pengiran Haji Mohiddin of the Attorney General’s Chambers.