Police Officer Sentenced To 5 Years Jail, Fined
SHAH ALAM – A police officer was sentenced to five years jail and fined RM20,000 over a RM4,000 bribe he took to downplay the seriousness of a woman’s drug offence less than two years ago.
Sessions Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah found ASP Azmi Abdullah, 54, guilty after 12 prosecution and three defence witnesses had testified in the trial.
Azmi, who was the Serdang narcotics investigations department chief, was charged with accepting the bribe from Ng Zho Wei as an inducement to lessen the charge against his friend Mong Lin Chi. Mong was arrested for being in possession of ketamine.
Azmi was allegedly asked to change the results of Mong’s urine test from positive to negative. He was alleged to have done so at the Serdang police headquarters on November 26, 2010.
In mitigating for for a light sentence, defence counsel Salim Bashir said his client had served the country for 33 years.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim pressed for a deterrent sentence.
Salim then applied for a stay of the sentence pending appeal, which the judge allowed.
The judge, however, ordered Azmi to pay the fine which he did. – New Straits Times Online