Security guard gets jail for trying to bribe cop
SEREMBAN: A security guard was sentenced to a day’s jail and fined RM1,000, in default one month’s jail, by the Sessions Court here yesterday for offering a RM30 bribe to a policeman.
Judge Fathiya Idris meted out the punishment after the accused, Nor Leann Nadia Abdullah, 28, pleaded guilty to an alternative charge under Section 214 of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine upon conviction.
She was charged with offering the bribe to the policeman as an inducement not to fine her for beating the traffic-lights and riding with an expired driving licence. The offence was committed at Jalan Besar Lukut, Port Dickson at 7.20pm on Jan 22.
Nor Leann Nadia, who was unrepresented, earlier pleaded for a lighter sentence as she is a single mother and has a child and an ailing mother to support.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy public prosecutor Nurdiyanah Mohd Nawawi and prosecuting officer Karmila Mokhtar prosecuted.