Published: Wednesday September 5, 2012 MYT 10:06:00 PM
Ex-NS camp chief jailed 12 years for graft involving RM2,400
KOTA BARU: The Sessions Court here on Wednesday sentenced a former commandant of a National Service (NS) Training Centre to 12 years' jail and RM60,000 fine for corruption involving RM2,400.
Judge Azman Mustapha handed down the sentence on Mohamad Nazri Osman, 45, a former NS commandant at the Ethno botany NS training camp in Gua Musang, after finding him guilty of six counts of corruption, involving RM2,400.
Mohamad Nazri, a former army officer with the rank of Major, was found guilty of committing the offence between January and August 2009.
Azman sentenced him to two years' jail and RM10,000 fine, in default 12 months' jail, on each count.
"The jail sentence is to be served consecutively," he said in his judgment.
However, Azman allowed a stay of the jail sentence following a request by Mohamad Nazri's lawyer, Mohd Aizat Nordin to appeal to the High Court.
On the first count, Mohamad Nazri was charged with accepting RM600 from a NS bus supplier, Ahmad Saifuddin Ibrahim, which was transferred into his Kota Baru Maybank, at 10.07am on June 2009.
The money was as an inducement for Mohamad Nazri, who now works as a security guard in Kuala Lumpur, to simplify matters pertaining to the supply of bus service at the camp for Ahmad Saifuddin.
The other five charges were for accepting bribes, also from Ahmad Saifudin, for the same purpose, involving RM500 at 8.51pm on Feb 11; RM600 at 8.58pm on March 11; RM300 at 9.05am on April 7; RM200 at 11.47pm on Aug 27 and RM200 at 9.30am on Jan 16.
Deputy public prosecutor from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Mohd Ahsan Abd Latif, prosecuted. - Bernama