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High Court dismisses former public servant’s appeal

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.

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