The High Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal of a former public servant against a sentence handed for graft.
The Magistrate’s Court handed a one-year jail sentence to former Grade 2 staff officer at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Mohd Shah Nurul Ridzuan bin Haji Maiddin.
On October 20, 2021 the appellant was first charged with accepting bribe money and a charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code for an offence of a public servant having obtained a valuable thing without consideration. He denied both charges, but the appellant pleaded guilty to the graft charge before the trial began.
More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.