Bribery: Lorry driver and housewife sentenced to jail and fined

The Sessions Court sentenced a lorry driver and a housewife to a total of two years’ jail and fined them a total of RM100,000 each for two charges of soliciting and receiving a bribe.

Azman Annhar, 45, from Sungai Tekali, Hulu Langat, and Latifah Mahfodz, 46, from Cheras were jailed one year and fined RM50,000 or another five months’ jail each after being found guilty of soliciting RM10,000 from one Adnan Abd.
Mokhtar, 42.

The money was purportedly to induce Hulu Langat Land office enforcement and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers not to take action against Adnan for alleged illegal sand-dredging activities in Bukit Enggang, Hulu Langat.

The duo committed the offence at Restoran Thoiba, No 101A, Jalan 2, Batu 9, Cheras near here, at 10pm on Jan 14, 2010.

They were jailed another one year and fined RM50,000 or another five months’ jail each, after being found guilty of receiving RM10,000 cash from one Nur Aida Arifin, 25, purportedly for the same purpose.

They committed the offence at Starbucks Coffee, at G31, Aeon Cheras Selatan Shopping Center, Hulu Langat, about 5.25pm on Jan 18, 2010.

Both charges were framed under Section 16(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 2009.

Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah Mat Ghani however ordered the jail terms to concurrently.

The court also granted a stay of execution of their sentence and conviction pending an appeal to the High Court but their earlier bail of RM5,000 was increased to RM10,000.

Azman was represented by counsel Rusli Zain while Latifah, by counsel Zulkifli Omar.

– Bernama