‘Re­view min­i­mum 1-day jail term pro­vi­sion’

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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

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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.

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