The Sun (Malaysia)
Cop on bribery charges
> Policewoman accused of releasing six foreigners and having counterfeit stamps
SHAH ALAM: Policewoman was charged in the sessions court yesterday with accepting a bribe of RM12,000 to release six Chinese nationals detained by the police four months ago.
Cpl Roslinda Hamid, 48, from the Criminal Investigation Division of Klang Utara police station pleaded not guilty to the charge.
She was charged with accepting the money from businessman Datuk Ng Tong Chun, through Det L/Cpl Daneshkumar Jeganathan and Det Sgt Major Wong Shim Kuang, as gratification to release the Chinese nationals detained for violating immigration regulations.
Roslinda was charged with committing the offence at a parking area of a restaurant in Klang at about 2.10pm on June 24.
The charge under the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission Act 2009 carries an imprisonment of up to 20 years and fine of five times the value of the gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.
Roslinda also pleaded not guilty to another charge of having in her possession two counterfeit stamps, one bearing the words “Diterima; Pejabat Imigresen Negeri Selangor; Bahagian Penguatkuasa” and another “Amirul Ariffin Lakimim, Pegawai Imigresen Tinggi KP22” with intent to commit forgery at the same place, time and date. The offence, under the Penal Code, provides a maximum imprisonment of seven years and fine, upon conviction.
Meanwhile, Daneshkumar, from the Special Branch Division of the Klang Selatan police station, pleaded not guilty to a charge of abetting Roslinda by accepting the bribe money for the same purpose at the same place, time and date.
Judge Sabariah Atan allowed Roslinda and Daneshkumar bail of RM12,000 and RM8,000 respectively in one surety. She set Dec 3 for mention. – Bernama