Published: Friday February 22, 2013 MYT 6:50:00 PM
Updated: Friday February 22, 2013 MYT 6:51:16 PM
Four Immigration officers jailed, fined for bribery
SHAH ALAM: Four Immigration officers, who were formerly based at the South Port shipping division in Port Klang, were found guilty by the Sessions Court here of accepting bribes to allow Indonesians to enter Malaysia.
Azmir Mahadi, 30, was sentenced to six years' imprisonment and fined RM50,000 for five counts of accepting RM3,810 from one Azizul Hakim Salehuddin at Affin Bank in Port Klang near here between Aug 15, 2010 and Aug 22, 2010.
Azmir was acquitted and discharged of one charge of accepting RM920 from Azizul at the same place on Aug 28, 2010.
Ahmad Zahed Abd Alim, 30, was jailed six years and fined RM120,000 for 12 charges of accepting RM13,590 from Azizul at Maybank in Bukit Tinggi, Klang near here between July 26, 2010 and Aug 28, 2010.
Mohd Hafiz Zakaria, 29, was sentenced to six years' imprisonment and fined RM55,700 for four counts of accepting RM8,690 from three men at the CIMB Bank in Port Klang, at the Pandamaran Immigration quarters in Klang and at Eon Bank in Port Klang between Sept 25, 2010 and Sept 30, 2010, respectively.
Mohd Khairul Haqimie Kamarudin, 28, was sentenced to six years' imprisonment and fined RM14,000 for accepting RM2,650 from Azizul at Maybank in Bukit Tinggi, Klang on Aug 28, 2010.
Mohd Khairul was acquitted and discharged of two other charges of accepting RM700 and RM4,000 from Azizul near Restoran Moden, Simpang Kudrat in Klang on Sept 28, 2010.
Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah granted a stay of execution of the sentences and conviction pending an appeal to the High Court. Bail was increased to RM10,000 each. - Bernama