SHAH ALAM, July 6 — An assistant superintendent at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison and fined RM2.25 million by the Sessions Court here today after it found him guilty of committing three counts of corruption three years ago.
Judge Azhaniz Teh Azman Teh handed down the sentence on M. Mohan, 39, after finding that the defence had failed to raise doubts against the prosecution’s case.
Mohan was sentenced to 13 years jail and fined RM1.25 million, in default 60 months’ jail on the first count of soliciting RM250,000 from one A. Sinnaiah as an inducement not to proceed investigations on the latter for allegedly bribing officials at the National Registration Department and the Immigration Department.
On the second charge of corruptly agreeing to accept RM200,000 from Sinnaiah for the same purpose, Mohan was also sentenced to 13 years’ jail and fined RM1 million, in default 50 months’ imprisonment.
Both the offences were committed at the Selangor MACC office at Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, between 11am and 1pm on October 22, 2009.
He was also found guilty of soliciting RM5,000 from Sinnaiah, for the same purpose, at a restaurant in Pandan Indah, Selangor, on October 25, 2009 and was sentenced to 13 years jail and fined RM25,000, in default eight months jail.
Azhaniz Teh ordered Mohan to serve the sentences concurrently from today.
However, he allowed a stay of the jail sentence pending an appeal following a request by Mohan’s lawyer, R. Ratha Kirushnan, but ordered Mohan to pay the fine today.
Azhaniz Teh also set bail of RM50,000.
Deputy public prosecutor Nik Azrin Zairin Nik Abdullah, who prosecuted, had earlier objected to the request for a stay of execution, saying that there was no special circumstances for that, even though Mohan had been with MACC for 18 years. — Bernama