Chief Perak Syarie prosecutor jailed, fined for graft
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Head Perak Syarie prosecutor Shahrunnazri Abdul Samad was today jailed eight years and fined RM55,000 by the Ipoh Sessions Court after being convicted of soliciting and receiving bribes.
Shahrunnazri, 40, had been charged with one count of soliciting RM5,000 and three counts of accepting bribes amounting to RM5,000 from one Mohamad Asri A. Bakar, as inducement to discontinue the prosecution of a khalwat (close proximity) case involving the latter.
Charged under Section 10(a)(bb) and 11(a) of the Anti Corruption Act 1997, Shahrunnazri could have been fined up to five times the bribe amount and jailed up to 20 years for each of the four charges.
Meting out the sentence today, judge Tan Hui Lim slapped the Islamic law prosecutor with a RM25,000 fine for the solicitation charge and RM10,000 for each of the three counts of accepting bribes.
Tan also jailed Shahrunnazri two years for each of the four charges.
Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Abdul Razak Musa conducted the prosecution for Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, while Shahrunnazri was represented by law firm Abdul Roni Abd Rahman & Co.