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

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