The Magistrate’s Court fixed trial on May 16, 2023 for the case against a 37-year-old local warder with the Prisons Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs, who denied charges in involving allegations of corrupt dealings with prisoners.
Asmali bin Abdullah is facing two charges under Chapter 131, Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act for receiving gratification on two occasions, amounting to BND100 on March 13 and BND200 on April 26 from two different persons as an inducement or reward for allowing, without authorised permission, two prisoners to communicate with persons outside of prison using his mobile number.
The defendant is also charged with committing an offence under the Prisons Rule of the Prisons Act for conveying communication without lawful authority to a prisoner which is in contravention of Rule 329(q) of the Prisons Rule under Chapter 51 of the Prisons Act.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Haji Abdul Latif prosecuted while Acting Senior Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid presided over the case.
The defendant is out on court bail of BND10,000.