KUANTAN (BERNAMA) – Two policemen were charged at the Sessions Court yesterday on two separate counts of accepting RM3,000 in bribes three years ago.
The accused, Corporal Mohammad Faizal Abdul Shukor, 41, and Lance Corporal Muhammad Fahmie Fesal, 27, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read out to them in the presence of Judge Siti Aminah Ghazali.
Mohammad Faizal from Lorong Putra was charged with accepting bribes amounting to RM1,800 in six transactions of RM300 each from trader Wong Kok Wei between May 3 until November 7, 2017 at Maybank Jalan Beserah.
The bribes were allegedly to induce the accused who was then based at the patrol car unit of the Kuantan Police Headquarters not to take action against Wong who allegedly owned smuggled cigarettes.
Prosecution was conducted under Section 16 (a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (MACC) 2009 which provides for a sentence under Section 24 of the same act, which is a jail sentence of up to 20 years and fine not less than five times the value of the bribe or RM10,000 whichever is more, if convicted.
At the same court, Muhammad Fahmie who is a colleague of Mohammad Faizal was charged on four counts of accepting bribes amounting to RM1,200 relating to his official duties from the same victim.
Muhammad Fahmie from Sungai Jan allegedly committed the offence between May 3 and September 1, 2017, involving four transactions of RM300 each, which were deposited into his CIMB account in Jalan Beserah.