‘Review minimum 1-day jail term provision’
SHAH ALAM: Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has proposed the minimum one day jail sentence for graft offenders under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 be reviewed so that crime can be tackled more effectively.
Its president, Datuk Akhbar Satar, said it would be appropriate if the government reintroduced the minimum 14 days’ jail sentence, which was adopted under the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 earlier.
“We want corruption offenders to be jailed longer,” he said at the Wacana Sinar Harian Siri Ke-46, Rasuah & Penyelewengan: Di Mana Maruah Kita? programme here yesterday.
The Anti-Corruption Act 1997 had provided for a minimum of 14 days jail and a maximum of 20 years, as well as a fine of not less than five times the amount of bribe or RM10,000, whichever was higher.
The MACC Act 2009, which replaced the Anti-Corruption Act 1997, provides for a minimum jail sentence of one day and a maximum of 20 years while retaining the same fine. Bernama
Transparency International Malaysia president Datuk Akhbar Satar (second from right) at the Wacana Sinar Harian Siri Ke-46 Rasuah & Penyelewengan: Di Mana Maruah Kita? programme in Shah Alam yesterday.