Five Charged with Corruption

22 January 2008
Klang

In Sessions Courts yesterday, five men from the police and Customs department were charged seperately with intention to accept bribes and demanding and accepting bribes under Sections 10(a), 10 (a) (bb) and 11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997.

Customs officer Shahrol Affandi Ibrahim, who was at the time with the Customs Department Preventions Division in Padang Besar, was charged with accepting RM10,000 from Mazlan Adam as inducement not to seize washing parts owned by Prosteel (M) Sdn Bhd for which the company did not pay import duties. Charged under Section 10(a)(b) of the Act, he is alleged to have accepted the bribe on 15 June 2007 at 6pm at Jalan Kebun, Klang.

Shahrol was also charged with accepting RM2,000 from Abdul Rashid Tengku Shahrani at 7:35pm on the same day at a stall in Kampung Seri Gambut, Klang, for the same reason.

The judge set bail at RM5,000 for each offence and fixed 22 and 23 September 2008 for trial.

Corporal Fadzil Bon and Lance Corporal Shahuri Mohamad Zain, who are with the Kuala Selangor district CID, were jointly charged with the intent to accept a bribe of RM2,000 from Thor Lay Chin to not take action against him for possessing a stolen mobile phone. They were alleged to have committed the offence on 16 September 2005 at 7pm at the A&K Telecommunication office in Taman Kem, Port Klang.

The judge set bail at RM2,500 each and fixed 5 March 2008 for trial.

Chief Inspector Abdul Aziz Harun with the Kuala Selangor district police CID division is charged with accepting RM1,000, also from Thor Lay Chin, to not take action against him for the same reason. Charged under Section 11(a) of the Act, he is alleged to have accepted the bribe on 19 September 2005 at 3:30pm at the Kuala Selangor magistrate’s court car park.

The judge set bail at RM3,000 and fixed 5 March 2008 for trial.

37-year-old Chief Inspector Ahmad Rambli was charged twice for accepting bribes from K. Thiagu to reduce the reported weight of heroine seized on the latter and to reduce the detention period for Thiagu’s brother, Vimaraj. Ahmad was an investigating officer from the Klang district police Anti-Narcotics Division.

Ahmad is alleged to have accepted RM5,000 at the Klang district police Anti-Narcotics Department on 20 February 2007 at 7pm. Then on the same day at 11:30pm at the Restoran Al-Bidayah along Jalan Sarawak, Taman Seri Andalas, Ahmad accepted another RM3,000 from Thiagu.

The judge set bail at RM6,000 with one surety for both offences and fixed 4 March 2008 for trial.

The Star Online – Five charged with graft
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